Originally Posted by rgleason
For those with knowledge, where do the Steelers stand right now with Willie Parker in terms of Contract? How much is he receiving, and when will we have to decide to give him a serious payday or not?
We had him at absolutely nothing, and I think he had a two-year deal back in 2004 - when he signed as a free agent. He is probably at the league minimum (230k) per year, maybe with some incentives, but clearly one of the most productive players for the dollar in the league. I would imagine if he can back up his 1,200 yards with a 1,400 yard season, he will be looking for a large extension next year.
Which makes it interesting...with Minnesota and Arizona locking up their RBs for the next few years, are we going to see a guy like Laurence Maroney or DeAngleo Williams fall far enough where Pittsburgh might consider trading up to get him?