Former TE Winslow Signs Six-Year Extension with Buccaneers

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.

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  • Clayton

    I love the sarcasm in the last line – nice touch.  What a joke – the highest paid TE in NFL history?  Don’t you have to be the best in tle league currently before you can graduate to that honour?  Good riddance at that price.  We will see if he plays better than our TEs combined, including Royal, to the same degree that his pay is higher than what we are paying in total.

  • chipoltecowboy

    The price tag isn’t that high given that Winslow can dominate a game if healthy. He’s too fast for LBs to cover and to big for DBs. He is the best tight end in the game, one of the top overall pass cathers in football, and most Browns wil be wishing we still had him – high price tag or not – in a few months when our main threats are David Patten and Sedric Steptoe. Why Winslow wants to spend six more years with a team that has failed since its inseption to develope any type of top-notch QB is a puzzler, but Tampa Bay will put a winning product on the field. Three years from now, Winslow will be in yet another Pro-Bowl and will have had two trips to the playoffs while the Browns will be interviewing new Head Coaching candidates and all the dawg pounders will be discussing who we will again be taking with yet another top-five pick.