The newest Falcon got $57 million over six years, with $25.5 million guaranteed.
It’s not a Nnamdi Asomugha blockbuster, but on the surface, it looks like the second richest deal ever given to a player at the position, outdistancing the contract signed by Asante Samuel in 2008. And that’s awfully good news for Leigh Bodden, who’s garnered a lot of early interest from teams outside of New England. It also means that Bodden probably has to become the team’s top free-agent priority, since he’s now clearly the top free-agent corner on the board.
This simply affirms that they’ll have to pay big bucks to keep him.