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Would You Bet $4 Million On Greg Camarillo And Javon Walker?

August 26, 2010

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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Brett Favre got his new contract on Monday.  Citing a league source, Favre received a signing bonus of $4.4 million, and his base salary was reduced from $13 million to $11.6 million. For the non-math majors out there, that’s a total of $16 million this year. That’s certainly a lot of bones or clams or whatever you call them.

Favre’s deal contains team-based incentives that could add another $4 million to the deal. With Sidney Rice expected to miss at least the next 8 weeks recovering from hip surgery, Favre may have a difficult time reaching those contract escalators.

Although Favre has forged a successful career out of making mediocre receivers look great, he will have to pull off one more Houdini act if he wants that extra $4 million. When healthy, receivers Bernard Berrian and Percy Harvin are proven starters. After that, the talent level drops considerably.

To address this gap, the Vikings signed free agent Javon Walker and traded for Greg Camarillo. Walker, who has been slowed by knee injuries, has not completed an entire 16-game season since 2006. His once promising career may be on its last legs. Greg Camarillo is young but unproven. Described as a “prototypical possession receiver,” Camarillo is not going to give the Vikings the explosiveness and play making ability Sidney Rice brought to the table last season.

To their credit, the Vikings have aggressively attempted to band-aid their wide receiver situation. Now it’s up to a 40-year-old quarterback to go out and earn that $20 million.

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 26, 2010 9:01 am

    we used to call them duckets, ends, or clucks.

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