Ndamukong Suh is ready to sign the damn contract.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Lions and Suh reached an agreement on a five-year contract today.
Although there’s still some contractual language that needs to be worked out, Schefter reports that the total value of the contract will be more than $60 million, or $12 million a year. No word yet on how much of that will be guaranteed, or on whether Suh will end up with a better deal than Matthew Stafford got as the No. 1 overall pick of the Lions a year ago. But suffice to say, Suh will be well compensated.
The Suh signing leaves two first-round picks without contracts, No. 6 overall pick Russell Okung of the Seahawks and No. 9 overall pick C.J. Spiller of the Bills.
UPDATE: Jay Glazer of Fox reports that Suh will make $60 million over five years, with a maximum package of $68 million, and $40 million guaranteed. Stafford got $41 million guaranteed, so Suh didn’t do quite as well as the No. 1 pick last year.
Suh’s guarantee is $10 million less than the guarantee No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford got from the Rams. But Suh’s deal represents a 21.2 percent increase in guaranteed money over the deal No. 2 pick Jason Smith got in 2009. Bradford’s guarantee was only (only?) 19.9 percent greater than the guarantee that Stafford got as the No. 1 overall pick last year.