Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 May 2014

Joe Haden Signs Monster Extension

The terms: five years, $68 million. $23 million in guarantees, $45 million if you count guarantees with caveats.

So Joe Haden makes more than Richard Sherman.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 13 May 2014

7 comments, Last at 14 May 2014, 11:29pm by herewegobrowniesherewego

Comments

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by peepshowmopguy :: Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:28am

First?

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by lobolafcadio :: Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:47am

Do they know he doesn't play WR ?
Or are they planning double platoon for him ?

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by Theo :: Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:33am

If I were the Browns I'd hold on to stars like these.
There's no need to burn him p this season, this team is still quite a few players away from being a contender.
One or 2 drafts from now though, I might think about putting him on offense on 3rd down.

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by herewegobrownie... :: Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:29pm

He actually was a quarterback long ago, if on offense you wanted him to add to the "crossed-out list of Browns QBs since 1999 jersey."

They will adequately figure out the WR position yet (and I don't see the Gordon suspension ending up being more than 6-8 games at the end of the day.)

I agree 100% this is a great hold-on.

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by Karl Cuba :: Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:58am

Rivers' maths seems off. Sherman got $14.25 million per year in new money, Haden got $13.6 million per year.

Sherman's new contract pays him more.

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by hawthornewingo :: Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:39pm

That's not the way NFL contracts are paid. Haden's is richer.

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by Karl Cuba :: Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:44pm

No, Sherman has a cheaper final year of his old contract because he was a lower pick and under the new CBA. This leads to a lower cap number but it's the new money that counts.

Sherman's new deal is richer. Or to put it more accurately, he would have had to have been paid massively more in new money than Haden to be 'richer' under your demented criteria.