The St. Louis Rams have still not released any terms of their long term multi-year deal with Chris Long, however Peter King of Sports Illustrated has released some information. NFL.com reports the deal as 6 years 56.5 million dollars including 29 million dollars guaranteed. Say hello to the new Richie Rich your St. Louis Rams starting right defensive end! With Glenn Dorsey still unsigned, this is another plus to taking Long.
Chris Long has signed with St. Louis, it’s more evidence for those who say rookie contracts will never be made sane unless the league legislates a stricter salary scale for rookies. The numbers weren’t in as of last night, but I hear Long got 16 percent more than last year’s second-overall pick, Calvin Johnson, got in Detroit in his first five years. (As is the case with many of the top deals, Long has a sixth year, but it is voidable, meaning the best way to compare deals is to compare the years of the contract that are not voidable.) I’m told the deal is a couple of million below Jake Long’s five-year, $50-million contract (incentives push Jake’s deal to $57.5 million, but they’re not a part of his base or bonuses), with very similar guaranteed money. That would put Chris Long’s guarantees at around $29 million. Good deal for Chris Long. Eye-rolling deal, another one, to many GMs in the league.