Wow. I had earlier praised this signing assuming Thomas got reasonable numbers, but holy cow! $28.4 million and $11 million guaranteed? I can understand where they might “trust his work ethic and talent,” as Adam Schein notes above, but I wouldn’t exactly be in a rush to give that kind of deal to a player that, as of a couple weeks ago, was only “at a fast paced jog” in his recovery process.
This is also bad news for the Cowboys, if indeed they are going “all in for Chiefs CB Brandon Carr.” If Thomas got $28.4 million over 4 years without playing a single down in 2011, what’s the market for Carr going to be?
I like Terrell Thomas, but not this much.