Ndamukong Suh holds out on contract
Former Husker and number two NFL draft pick Ndamukong Suh missed his third day of training camp on Wednesday with the Detroit Lions because he still hasn't signed a contract with the team.
How long should Suh hold out? How much money should he get? Those questions are the talk of Husker Nation right now.
Devoted fan of both the Lions and Huskers, Ty Mills says the Lions need Suh no matter what the cost. “We definitely need him. Our defense is pathetic. Pay him whatever, we need him. We haven't been to the playoffs since 1999.”
Mills has heard the rumor that the number two pick was holding out for more money than number one, which was Oklahoma's Sam Bradford.
Suh's agent is dispelling those rumors to ESPN.
If the lineman splits the difference between the number one and number three pick, less than Bradford and more than Gerald McCoy, he'd be getting $43 million guaranteed.
Some say the hold out is all Suh's agent and asking for too much more could border on greedy. Still, Steve Allen says we shouldn't forget this spring when the award winning defensive tackle gave the largest donation to the university from a former player. “I mean, the guy is a stand up in generous ways so it's mixed for me.”
Mills says, “the bottom line is, if you hold out you get what you want if they really want you.”
Last time the Lions had a long term holdout was in 1997 with Bryant Westbrook, who had the same agents who are now representing Suh.