Mario Williams, Calvin Johnson and Vincent Jackson, among other free agents must have been channeling the late, great Christopher Wallace when he once said, “Gimme the loot, gimme the loot,” because giving free agents the loot is exactly what some free spending NFL teams have done this offseason.
It did not matter if the player was coming off a season-ending injury whose team’s defense appeared to improve without him or the player was a wide receiver demanding a salary of a QB. Even if the player was a four-year veteran backup QB who had just 132 passing attempts throughout his career.
No matter the situation, free agents got paid, and paid handsomely.
Here’s a ranking of the biggest contracts given out thus far.