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Levitre cleans up with $46.8 million

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The Titans wanted to spend money last year, but neither Peyton Manning nor Mario Williams wanted it.

This year, former Bills guard Andy Levitre was happy to take it.

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Levitre’s six-year deal is worth $46.8 million.  That’s an average of $7.8 million per year.

Levitre specifically received a $10.5 million signing bonus, a 2013 base salary of $2.5 million, a 2014 base salary of $6.5 million, a 2015 base salary of $6.5 million, a 2016 base salary of $6.5 million, a 2017 base salary of $6.5 million, a 2018 roster bonus of $2 million, and a 2018 base salary of $5.8 million.

Cap numbers are $4.6 million in 2013, $8.6 million in 2014, $8.6 million in 2015, $8.6 million in 2016, $8.6 million in 2017, and $9.9 million in 2018.

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18 Responses to “Levitre cleans up with $46.8 million”
  1. tennis22drew says: Mar 13, 2013 4:06 PM

    That seems like a lot for a guard, maybe I am ignorant

  2. tdubdizzle says: Mar 13, 2013 4:07 PM

    Is he worth it?

  3. Stiller43 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:09 PM

    Wasnt every guard getting 7 for 49 a few years ago? Seems the markets (rightfully) slowed down for G’s since then.

  4. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:09 PM

    yes that is alot for a guard!!!! why not draft a slow Tackle and move him over to guard? the titans was just throwing big money to anybody that would come to their mediocre team and he bit the bait,

  5. fhuizar says: Mar 13, 2013 4:10 PM

    damn gettin paid

  6. hockeyfan28 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:15 PM

    Sounds like a splash move from a coach who knows his owner isn’t crazy about bringing him back

  7. rc33 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:17 PM

    Nicks went from N.O. to T.B. last season for something like $56M. Mankins signed for $50M or so w/ New England. Guards are getting paid nowadays.
    In a related item, Tenn. needs a lot more than just one Guard spot filled.

  8. kmack831 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:17 PM

    My HOMEBOY Getting PAID!!!

    nice job Andy!!! Why the Bills didnt try to keep him? Would have been great if SF was in need, bring him close to home.

  9. buffalobills2012 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:33 PM

    8 MIL A year for a guy whos never made the pro bowl and has been on dismal teams here in Buffalo. Hilarious…….fast forward to 2015 when were talking about Levitres release for cap concerns. What a joke.

  10. billsfan1 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:33 PM

    The age old question: Is he worth it? The answer to that is left up to each individual fan and neither answer is wrong…

    As far as Levitre goes, he is a damn good player. He is versatile and and strong as a bull. The Titans are getting a good, good football player. The problem is that Eric Wood (center) is due up after next year and although he has had injury issues, when he plays he is really good, if not great.
    They will need to lock him up at quite a hefty salary plus they have Glenn at LT who they think can be a fixture for the next decade. The Bills have too many holes to fill to tie up that kind of money (probably 100plus million) on a Guard and Center.
    This is the textbook example of what the salary cap is supposed to be for; picking and choosing who you want to pay and thinking about the next year too.

  11. honkeyt says: Mar 13, 2013 4:35 PM

    I see restructuring in the near future.

  12. jdouble777 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:35 PM

    Chris Johnson might finally be able to have that rebound fantasy has been begging for…

  13. nflfan4now says: Mar 13, 2013 4:43 PM

    How can anybody ask ‘why didn’t the Bill’s keep him?’ This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to cash in, they knew he would get big bucks. Great team player, but def not worth this much.

    The reason a guard would get this much is all lineman have the same franchise tag value, so theynwould all get the same amount as the top 5 tackles. It seems like players are getting screwed on the tight/split/wide end franchise tags, but owners get screwed on the lineman tag.

  14. pksullivanmha says: Mar 13, 2013 6:28 PM

    Wanted theBills to keep him but not at that price. @football52 🏈

  15. kfzainal42 says: Mar 13, 2013 9:30 PM

    He can play all 5 o-line positions. Good signing.

  16. vaellis says: Mar 13, 2013 10:32 PM

    @kfzainal42

    He can’t play all 5. He’s a good guard, a serviceable tackle, and an awful center. Seriously, we played him in the middle one game and then realized our mistake.

    His biggest upside is durability. Dude’s never missed a game, which is huge. His play isn’t dominant though.

  17. flipola says: Mar 14, 2013 1:29 AM

    Whether it’s too much or not, at least they used that money to improve their dreadful o-line, instead of giving it to Jared Cook.

  18. theryanfitztragics says: Mar 14, 2013 8:44 AM

    Wayyyyyyyy over paid…

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