Calvin Johnson contract extension, info, status, with the Detroit Lions 2012, terms, situation...
Lions signed Calvin Johnson to a seven-year, $132 million extension through the 2019 season.
Megatron is on a plane headed to Detroit for the 1:00 p.m. press conference. Johnson's $18.86 million per season and a record-breaking $60 million guaranteed top Larry Fitzgerald's $16 million per and $50 million guaranteed respectively, making him easily the highest-paid player in the NFL, regardless of position. The long-term contract also frees up cap space for the Lions, perhaps enabling a Stephen Tulloch signing. More importantly, Detroit has locked in the game's most dominant skill-position talent. From a fantasy perspective, the deal cements Johnson as the most valuable asset in Dynasty leagues while stabilizing Matthew Stafford as a top-five quarterback.
Calvin Johnson (Achilles tendinitis) is taking part in his normal offseason training routine.
Johnson skipped the Pro Bowl, but this was never a real concern. "You don't want to come into the offseason with anything nagging," he said. "I just wanted to get out of that, just so I could have anything clear up." Johnson signed a seven-year, $132 extension through the 2019 season earlier Wednesday.
3/13/2012: Signed an eight-year, $150.5 million contract. The deal contains $60 million guaranteed.
TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Mar 14 2012
Signed a 7 year $132 million contract extension with Detroit (DET)
Aug 3 2007
Signed a 6 year $55.5 million contract with Detroit (DET)