Cofield, 27, will get the payday from Washington that he has wanted for a couple of years -- reports put his contract at six years, $36 million deal. Cofield apparently gets $12.5 million in guaranteed money.
Personally, I think the Giants were right here. That is elite money for a player who is not elite. Good yes, elite no. Last season was the best of his five-year career, with 54 tackles and four sacks. Good numbers, sure. Cofield, though, has never been a dominant force.
On a different note, I am really not sure why the Redskins threw that much money at Cofield. I knew someone would, but I am surprised that it turned out to be a team that plays a 3-4 defense.At 6-foot-3, 305 pounds I have no idea what makes Mike Shanahan and company think Cofield can play the nose in their defense.