For a third-year player out of Cincinnati who was drafted in the fifth round, $11 million in guaranteed money is pretty heady stuff. But if Eagles tight end Brent Celek continues on his current pace, this six-year, $33 million contract extension might look like the ultimate bargain in a few seasons.
"I'll tell you right now that I'm set and I'm happy with my deal," Celek said. "I can promise you that I won't be up here complaining about my deal [in a few years], because they put trust in me by signing me early and giving me financial security for the rest of my life. I owe it to them to play out my deal."
Now there's something you don't hear every day. I think it also helps that general manager Tom Heckert and Celek have a great relationship.