This is just one of the reasons TE Kellen Winslow was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: he has signed a six-year, $36.1 million extension with the Bucs, making him the highest-paid tight end in NFL history. With the deal worth $20.1 guaranteed, and potentially $42.1 total with incentives included, all I can say is that I’m glad he’s gone.
Winslow grumbled every now and then about his contract and hinted that at some point, he was going to want an extension. While Winslow is a Pro Bowler and always gives 110% on the field, he just can’t stay healthy. Does anyone really think that he is going to last six more years in the league? And even if he doesn’t and the Bucs release him before then, they’re still investing a pretty penny in The Soldier.
Also, as of right now, here is the list of Hall-of-Famers who could be throwing to Winslow next season: Luke McCown, Brian Griese, and Josh Johnson.