Somebody's puppies are getting steak tonight!
Turns out that Titans S Michael Griffin agreed to a 5-year, $35 million deal that includes $15 million guaranteed, per league source.
News broke earlier that the Titans and Michael Griffin had agreed on a multi-year deal to keep the veteran safety around, rather than let him play under the franchise tag. Now, Adam Schefter is reporting via Twitter on the deal's value. No breakdown just yet on the individual year cap numbers, but is you average out the cap hit evenly, Griff will be making on the lower end of top 5 money for the position. Also, he'd be making slightly more than the $6.2 million value of the franchise tag for a Safety.
That's a lot of dough, and more than I'd like to see them spend on a guy who has been a go-to target for QBs and TEs for three seasons now. However, he's also a very gifted athlete who is only 27, has stayed very healthy, shows up in-shape and excites new defensive coordinator Jerry Gray.
If you would have told me back in January this would happen, I may well have flown off the handle, but after seeing how the FA market and draft played-out, I just have to trust Gray and the front office on this one. Maybe they can get him back to the Griffin we loved so much in 2008. If they can't, then this deal will be a major knock on Reinfeldt's sterling resume here so far.