By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Minnesota went all in with three first-round picks.
The deal is worth as much as $110 million, with $40 million guaranteed. The $22 million annual average of the extension is the highest salary in NFL history, slightly trumping the $120.6 million that the Baltimore Ravens gave quarterback Joe Flacco last month over six years.
The Green Bay Packers gave Aaron Rodgers his opportunity when 23 other teams passed.
This ought to give Aaron Rodgers fond memories of the NFL draft.
Geno Smith's surprising slide through the NFL draft stopped in the second round.
Elvis Dumervil was staying with the Denver Broncos.
Greg Jennings has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings, becoming the latest Green Bay Packer to head across the border and join their bitter NFC North rivals.
Greg Jennings spent seven years getting the best of the Minnesota Vikings secondary while playing for their bitter rivals in Green Bay.
Joe Flacco knows his stature as the highest-paid player in NFL history may not last for long, and he's OK with it.
The Baltimore Ravens quarterback will receive a $29 million signing bonus and $52 million in guaranteed money.
Joe Flacco's impeccable timing earned him the richest contract for a quarterback in NFL history. That doesn't mean he's the game's best QB.
Adrian Peterson has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award just one year after major knee surgery.
Driver finishes his 14-year career as Green Bay's all-time leader in yards receiving (10,137 yards), catches (743) and 1,000-yard seasons (seven), and is third behind Don Hutson and Sterling Sharpe with 61 touchdown receptions.
Other than a few Kentucky Derbies and some success in various NCAA tournament office pools, my batting average in the world of predictions would make Davey Johnson recoil. The safest way to make any money on my picks, if you're into that sort of thing, is to go all-in the other way.
No other uniform would fit Donald Driver.
"Tough situation that I was in eight years ago, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel," Rodgers said at Lambeau Field.
He also acknowledged that the Packers not only gave Rodgers a market-rate contract but set a new market in the process.