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Trickle-down economics anyone?Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson signed a seven-year deal worth $132 million Wednesday, with $60 million guaranteed! That makes the biggest contract in NFL history, surpassing Larry Fitzgerald’s contract with the Cardinals.

Megatron is 26 years old and coming off an amazing 2011 season in which he caught 96 passes for 1,681 yards and 16 touchdowns. But what really separated him from the pack was Johnson’s debut into the NFL playoffs. His performance was absolutely outstanding and proof that he is a freak of nature.  Johnson caught 11 passes for 211 receiving yards and two touchdowns, breaking the Lions playoff record of 150 receiving yards previously held by Brett Perriman and Leonard Thompson

Lions President Tom Lewand said the Lions are thrilled and hope Johnson is a Lion for life. “It’s very exciting to be able to say that we have secured the services of a truly special player for what may be the rest of his career,” Lewand said. “There are not many guys when you do a contract of this makeup — we did one years ago with Barry Sanders, and he was one of those kinds of guys — who are so special on the field, truly deserving of a contract of this size and a guy who you have no doubt will handle all that comes with it with a great deal of skill on and off the field. It’s a great day for us.”



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