Just hours before the Giants kickoff against the Redskins in the NFL’s season opener, Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress and the Giants have agreed and signed a $30 million 5-year contract that includes $11 million for the first year. The $11 million is quite the substantial raise compared to the $3.25 million he was scheduled to get.
General Manager Jerry Reese expressed his excitement in completing this deal:
"We always remained hopeful that it would get done before the season started. It came down to the last few minutes and we’re happy to get it done so we can move forward in our season. Plax is happy to get the contract done as well."
Finally the cheap Giants front office gives one of their players a contract they wanted. What a surprise. However, I like the timing in this contract. The news will make the Giants fans more fired up for tonight’s game.