Cordy Glenn gets $26.5 million fully guaranteed at signing

AP

More than two months prior to the deadline for signing franchise-tagged players to long-term deals, the Bills and tackle Cordy Glenn converted his one-year franchise tender into a five-year contract.

Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Glenn receives $26.5 million fully guaranteed at signing, as part of a five-year, $65 million package. He’ll earn $19 million in the first year, and $30 million through year two.

The deal has another $9.5 million guaranteed for injury.

It’s the second highest full guarantee any offensive lineman has received, and it puts Glenn under contract with the Bills through 2020.

22 responses to “Cordy Glenn gets $26.5 million fully guaranteed at signing

  1. Excellent news! If you have an elite left tackle, you keep him. In years past, they would trade him, and find another. You have to keep your cornerstone players.

  2. Good move. Common sense when you have the money.

    Beats what the niners have done as of late. Lost iupati and Boone in free agency when they had the money to keep them, only to give up draft picks to trade back into the first round to take a guard.

  3. Good for him, particularly at his position.

    Since 11M per year is just a dream to most of us, I though I’d crunch numbers with estimated caps for 10 years from now. Not scientific, but pretty close I think. In 2026, elite QBs should see 32M, Left Tackles 19M.

    But the fascinating thing is “guaranteed” money. Nobody can guess its future, but there’s a chance we will see a 50M fully guaranteed QB by then.

  4. does this seal Gillmore’s fate? or Tyrod or shadys? can’t afford them all.Im not complaining because i don’t miss the old Bills front office who always let our stars walk.

  5. How does this mean they can’t sign them all? cap value of $11M a year sounds manageable.

  6. I know his take home pay after taxes, agents and everyone else will be less than half that, but what goes through a man’s mind the moment he signs a piece of paper for that much money? I would faint.

  7. “I know his take home pay after taxes, agents and everyone else will be less than half that, but what goes through a man’s mind the moment he signs a piece of paper for that much money? I would faint.”

    I would run around in circles with my fists in the air. They would have to take me down with a tranquilizer dart. Or three.

  8. I’m sure all of the out of work people in Buffalo are thrilled. I was there on business 2 weeks ago and I walked by abandoned building to abandoned building finally finding a bar named Ba da Bing selling bar brand merchandise to an unemployed town.

  9. What a draft for the Buffalo Bills in 2012
    1st Round Stephon Gilmore
    2nd Round Cordy Glenn

    2 Elite Players!

    Go Bills!

  10. Henryjones20 – what are you talking about? The Bills are projected to be at least 50 million UNDER the csp next year. Glenn new deal cpunts $11 million next year which is LESS than this year. Owner is worth billions and billions. There is plenty of room for Gilmore AND Tyrod AND some big $ free agents next year. I loved Ralphie but the Bills are like a large market team now. Change your thinking son!!!

  11. Iupati is not a 50 million dollar guard because he is not very good at pass protection

    Boone has some very bad blood with the front office so there was no way that he was coming back

    And the niners trading up cost them essentially a fourth round pick, which is well worth it to get the best run blocking guard in the draft.

    Comparing an elite LEFT TACKLE like Glenn to the 49ers guard spots is irrelevant.

    What you should have said is that the Bills should have treated Glenn like the Niners did with their own All-Pro left tackle, Joe Staley, who they signed to an incredible team friendly deal before he came close to free agency. The paid him peanuts instead of having to give him 19 million in one season.

  12. Wow… pays big to be in the entertainment industry; sports, tv, movies, radio, etc. For the few among us who are/were able to catch that wave… whoa and be prudent.

  13. henryjones20 says:
    May 3, 2016 7:44 PM

    does this seal Gillmore’s fate? or Tyrod or shadys? can’t afford them all.Im not complaining because i don’t miss the old Bills front office who always let our stars walk.
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    Have to remember not only is the salary cap increasing but they are also not paying rookies those massive deals they did before the new cba so there is room. Especially with crafty cap navigation an a good gm at the helm. In Doug I trust

  14. trollaikman8 says:
    May 3, 2016 9:41 PM
    He can buy Buffalo now.

    Yes he can buy the 2nd largest city in NY state with 26 million dollars. Good one.

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