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Adriel Jeremiah Green

This off-season, 2015 free agents can have their contracts extended/re-negotiated. I will do this for some of the key players, but I'm going to start with the biggest and shiniest of them all, AJ Green. AJ is gonna be expensive, but I want to know just how expensive he should be, or how much is too much for the greater good of the team.

Let's start with the biggest and baddest...and most expensive of them all, Calvin Johnson. In 2012, CJ extended with an 8 year, $132 million dollar contract, with $60 million guaranteed, with the Lions, after playing his 4th year of his 5 year rookie contract. His stats through 3 years were 193 catches for 3,071 yards, and 22 total TD's (his 5 year numbers prior to the extension were 366 catches for 5,872 yards, and 50 TD's).

Next we look at Larry Fitzgerald. In 2011, Fitzgerald extended with an 8 year, $120 million dollar contract, with $50 million guaranteed, with the Cardinals. He had been with the Cardinals since 2004. His 3 year stats were 230 catches for 3,135 yards, and 24 TD's (his total stats before signing the extension were 613 catches for 7,303 yards, and 65 TD's).

Now we look at AJ's stats so far. He has 260 catches for 3,833 yards, and 29 TD's. He is way ahead of the pace the guys before him set, and there is no reason to think that will drop off drastically (though it will drop off some with Hue as the OC).

So how much is too much? Does AJ get an extension comparable to or exceeding the 2 biggest before him? Just what will it take to keep AJ in stripes, where he belongs?? How much is too much???

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