Wow, in a surprisingly positive development, Saturday night Lance Briggs agreed to a reasonable six-year, $36 million contract to stay in Chicago. What a world we live in, how could I possibly say from the perspective of a middle class American that this is reasonable. But I’m sure readers get my point.
Funny, my opinion on Briggs has been all over the board:
2007 Offseason: Do NOT trade him to Washington, make him sit if that’s what he wants to do
2007 Season: Should have traded him to Washington and used the 7th pick on Adrian Peterson (now granted, I know that NEVER would have happened, but 20/20 hindsight is unavoidable sometimes.)
Now: Wow, that worked out perfectly, didn’t it?
I still think the Vikings are absolutely nuts for paying Bernard Berrian $42 million. Again, I will miss him and losing Berrian definitely hurts the Bears, but I’ll look forward to seeing how Viking fans react the first time he drops a catchable sure touchdown throw, or when shoulder/knee problems flare up for weeks on end.
I’d love to think the Bears might pursue the recently-released Javon Walker, but if Berrian is worth $42 million for God’s sake, what does the more accomplished Walker reel in?