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$34 Million Guaranteed for Aaron Curry Was Simply Market Value

Article By on 8th August, 2009

... considered by many to be the surest pick of all—the no-brainer, all-around-nice-guy, do-everything linebacker who could help anchor a team’s defense for a decade.

And when the Seattle Seahawks were able to get him with the fourth pick, they had to feel very fortunate. Of course, they knew it would cost them a fortune to sign him, and that’s apparently what they paid, as Curry reportedly signed a six-year deal today that could be worth $60 million and will guarantee him $34 million.

As rich as the deal is, though, it’s simply market value.

The market was set after Kansas City signed defensive end Tyson Jackson, the third pick, to a five-year deal with $31 million guaranteed. The New York Jets had previous...

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