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Jahvid Best's Deal Reportedly Worth $9.8 Million

From Pro Football Talk:

Per a league source, the Lions have agreed to terms with running back Jahvid Best.

It's a five-year, $9.8 million deal.

How much of that money is guaranteed is unclear, but Pigskinology projected he would get around $6.8 million guaranteed. Considering Pigskinology has been pretty accurate so far, that is probably in the ballpark.

UPDATE: National Football Post's Aaron Wilson reported this about Best's contract:

Jahvid Best's five-year deal has a maximum value of $12.7 million and $7.1 million in total guaranteed money, per a league source.

The $3 million or so difference between PFT's numbers and Wilson's are likely because of incentives. The maximum value doesn't mean he will earn that much; it just means that's what he could earn.