I saw this on Page 7 of today’s Patriot-News, in the middle of the page, where they are talking about the Washington Redskins. Without a link, I will write out the blurb:
Mike Sellers' offseason boycott eventually paid off, helping the Pro Bowl fullback to land a contract extension. Sellers confirmed Wednesday he had swayed owner Dan Snyder to offer a new deal. [b]Its total value is about $6.9 million over the next six years, but the final two years are voided automatically if Sellers is still on the roster after the 2012 season.[/b] Essentially, it is a four-year deal with $1 million guaranteed.
Sure, I may be splitting hairs, but this just struck me as really odd. I know the reality and strange nature of the NFL contracts and salary caps, but this is w-a-a-a-a-y overboard.
If the contract is voided automatically if he is on the roster 4 years from now, how do they possibly get away with calling it a 6 year contract?