The Buccaneers announced that they have signed WR Mike Williams to a six-year contract worth $40.25 million contract.
- Williams deal includes $15 million guaranteed.
Here is a comparison to some of the recent contracts signed by wide receivers:
- Mike Wallace: five-years, $60 million, $30 million guaranteed.
- Dwayne Bowe: five-years, $56 million, $26 million guaranteed.
- Percy Harvin: six-years, $67 million, $25.5 million guaranteed.
- Greg Jennings: five-years, $45 million, $17.8 million guaranteed.
- Victor Cruz: six-years, $45.879 million, $15.625 million guaranteed.
- Mike Williams: six-years, $40.25 million, $15 million guaranteed.
- Wes Welker: two-years, $12 million, fully guaranteed.
- Brian Hartline: five-years, $30.775 million, $12.5 million guaranteed.
- Danny Amendola: five-years, $28.5 million, $10 million guaranteed.
Williams, 26, was entering the final year of his rookie contract, but there has been a good deal of buzz surrounding a possible extension in recent week, so this doesn’t come as a huge surprise.
He has been pretty consistent since entering the NFL. Last year, he totaled 63 receptions for 996 yards and nine touchdowns.