Nineteen days ago, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareaus was caught in the lockeroom claiming that “Buffalo wasn’t showing enough love”. I don’t think that is the case anymore.
On Thursday morning, it was reported that Buffalo has signed Dareaus to a six-year extension, worth up to $100 million dollars. The deal will include up to $60 million in guaranteed as well.
Dareaus was on contract to make $8 million in the final year of his contract with the Bills. The young defensive tackle now went from being signed for one more season, to seven.
One tiny issue in giving Dareaus all of this money is that the team is now trusting him, on and off the field. Dareaus recently was suspended for violating the leagues substance-abuse policy, and will not be in uniform on Sunday against the Indinapolis Colts.
Dareaus was drafted third overall in the 2011 draft, and now finds himself with a boatload of money. Will he be worth every cent? That’s his job to answer that question.