Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saints Nation: Saints Make Jahri Evans the Richest Guard in NFL History

Jahri Evans will be a Saint for quite some time to come. The superstar guard signed a 7 year, $56.7 million deal to finalize his restricted free agent status this offseason. The deal makes him the highest paid offensive guard in NFL history. As far as I'm concerned the guy deserves every penny because he's been a stud the last three years and has clearly demonstrated he's the best player on arguably the best offensive line in the league. Last year Evans was finally elected to his first Pro Bowl, though his performances in his first two seasons were good enough to deserve the same. Congrats to #73, looking forward to seeing you in black and gold for many season to come!

Now that he's locked up, we're just waiting on Pierre Thomas, Lance Moore and Roman Harper to follow suit with long term extensions. Jammal Brown is also a restricted free agent yet to sign a contract, so it remains to be seen what will be done with him as well. Trade rumors on draft day were heard, and based on his injury history a long term extension seems less likely.