Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press reports that Jim Harbaugh’s contract with the University of Michigan could be worth “significantly” more than his $5.7 million annual salary.
- According to Snyder, the contract is almost fully guaranteed.
- Should Harbaugh depart for another job, he would have to pay back a pro rated portion of his $2 million signing bonus.
- Harbaugh stands to make a “minimum” of $40.1 million over the course of seven years, but the deal does include a deferred compensation package will be determined later.
- His base salary starts at $500,000 per season to go along with $4.5 million in additional compensation.
- He is scheduled to receive 10% increase Year 3 and Year 5 of the contract.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon have an extensive article about Browns QB Johnny Manziel in which nearly 20 Browns sources told them the rookie exhibited a “year-long pattern that showed a lack of commitment and preparation, a failure to be ready when given a chance in his first start against Cincinnati and a continued commitment to nightlife, which affected his preparation and work while in the team facility.”
“During the draft process, not one person interviewed by the team said he was going to grow up,” said one source involved in the drafting of Manziel. “You can’t blame Johnny. This is who he is. The team knew that.”
- Jets announced Friday that they have hired Kacy Rodgers as their new defensive coordinator and Bobby April our their special teams coordinator.
- Jets signed OT Sean Hooey to a future/reserve contract on Friday.
- Rob Demovsky of ESPN writes that the Packers could consider parting ways with veteran LBs A.J. Hawk ($3.5M savings), Brad Jones ($3.75M savings), and Julius Peppers ($7M savings) this offseason.
- Raiders officially announced the hiring of Todd Downing (QBs coach), Marcus Robertson (DBs coach), Sal Sunseri (LBs coach), and Mike Tice (OL coach) on Friday.