Rumor Mill: Jerry Hughes signs a five-year deal
According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the team has reached a five-year deal with Jerry Hughes worth at least $45 million. There are $20 million in guarantees, according to a source.
The former first-round pick out of TCU exploded after getting traded to the Bills back in 2013 and has had 10 sacks in each of his first two seasons with Buffalo. Though some have speculated that his production is more of a testament to the talent around him, there is no way Rex Ryan would allow a premiere pass rusher to even think about playing elsewhere.
The money is significant and, like an early trademark of all Ryan teams, keeps a large balance of the club’s spendable income on the front seven.