Bad News, Nick Perry’s Payday Figures To Be Huge
NFL signings are barreling around Twitter for the last couple days along with franchise tags. The big takeaway, minus Antonio Brown’s huge contract, is edge rushers are getting either paid or tagged. Melvin Ingram of the Los Angeles Chargers received a franchise tag on Monday. Same goes for Arizona’s Chandler Jones. Mario Addison, Carolina Panthers edge rusher, also got paid over the weekend. This means Green Bay Packers’ rusher Nick Perry will get a massive contract from a team that’s not likely from the state of the Wisconsin.
From our friends at Spotrac, Perry’s contract will look like five years for 42.7 million dollars. That’s about eight million per year. If you think Packers might bring back the former first round pick, you could say Packers general manager Ted Thompson will use Sam Shields’ money for Perry. He is only 26 and with the market drying up, it might make sense to return Perry to this team. People believe there’s enough money to bring back three free agents back. Jared Cook and Micah Hyde are the top two favorites with the wildcard being T.J. Lang or Perry. The biggest worry for Thompson will be some team overpays the edge rusher since the market is suddenly bare.
If Packers chose to spend their money in other spots, or the price is too high, Datone Jones is there. Like Perry, Packers could pick up a fifth-year option on his contract. Many people believe that Jones can carry the water for the position. I don’t disagree with that premise. Perry struggled when Clay Matthews wasn’t on the other side, and do you really want that much money tied up in edge rushers? That’s a question the Packers front office will have to answer before Monday.
We shall see what happens with Green Bay this week.