Mike Williams In Talks To Extend Contract
January 30, 2013 at 12:40am by Scott • 1 Comment »
It sounds like the Bucs are in talks now with Mike Williams to extend his contract before he enters the final year of his rookie deal.
“I can report that we have begun dialog and it was mutual,” said Hadley Engelhard, Williams’ agent. “We will speak again at NFL Combine.”
For the record, dialog by definition is mutual. If it wasn’t, it would be a monolog.
Williams is supposed to make $1.4-million on the last year of this deal, but it would be smart to lock him in now before he hits unrestricted free agency. The good news for Williams is that this season was a nice bounce-back season for him and served to stabilize his average receptions and yards. The bad news is that the only reason he did so well is because Vincent Jackson provided a credible threat on the other side and took a lot of the pressure off of Williams. So Jackson’s $55-million contract — indicative of his #1 receiver status — should be considered out of bounds for Williams. But $7-million per year for four or five years sounds reasonable. And by reasonable I mean “fuck all you gifted athletes and your millions of dollars.” Maybe this is why no one will hire me as an agent.