Brandon Marshall wanted $10-million-per-year, and he got it.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Marshall will get $50 million over the next five years as part of a four-year, $47 million extension tacked on to his scheduled $2.5 million salary in 2010.
The deal includes $24 million in guaranteed money, and close to $29 million in the first three years of the contract. It’s not backloaded, although we’re looking forward to seeing more details to learn if there are any natural outs for Miami if things don’t go well.
This deal essentially matches Larry Fitzgerald’s last contract, although not in guaranteed money. Still, it arguably makes Marshall the league’s highest paid receiver, depending on how you want to count the money.