Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Jun 2012

Titans Ink Griffin to Five-Year Deal

The Titans and safety Michael Griffin reached agreement on a five-year deal for $35 million, with $15 million of that guaranteed. Griffin probably isn't as good as the phrase "multiple Pro Bowler" would lead you to believe, but as a solid safety, he probably would have received this amount on the free market after the season. The Titans had franchised him earlier in the offseason. Tom Gower's take on the proceedings can be found here.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 19 Jun 2012

6 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2012, 10:09pm by LionInAZ

Comments

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by Mr Shush :: Wed, 06/20/2012 - 5:37am

Assuming the $7m/year average is reasonably real, this seems like overpayment to me. Not to a horrific extent, but paying a little too much for players who are only pretty good is a slow but sure route to cap hell.

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by Greg F (not verified) :: Wed, 06/20/2012 - 10:33am

Unless you're operating under the assumption that the upcoming TV deal will inflate the salary cap.

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by Mr Shush :: Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:18am

I guess the question is how much by.

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by Karl Cuba :: Wed, 06/20/2012 - 2:25pm

I hope that this deal will encourage Dashon Goldson to sign a similar deal, he's holding out for $8 million per year.

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by MatMan :: Wed, 06/20/2012 - 5:35pm

Came here expecting Peter Griffin. Post does not deliver.

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by LionInAZ :: Thu, 06/21/2012 - 10:09pm

And I came here thinking it was Cedric Griffin.

But my biggest question is why this contract gets FO attention and not others?