Sure, NY’s governor, Eliot Spitzer, is engulfed in a call girl scandal, and Hillary Clinton is making appearances on SNL and The Daily Show, but there is another headline that really blows my mind. And that is Javon Walker’s luck in receiving a giant contract. No pun intended.
Walker signed with the Raiders for a whopping $55 million that included an $11 million signing bonus, and a $5 million starter salary over 6 six years. This package was handed to the guy after a 9 catch, 67 yard season in the Broncos’ last 14 games. He has had two surgeries in two years on his right knee, and demanded out of Broncos country at the end of the season.
A quick letter to Walker:
It’s a good thing the Raiders made that ridiculous offer because no other team in the league would have been dumb enough to sign you for that much money. Not even the Lions.
You deserve to go to Cali, bask in the sun, and play football whenever your knee feels up to it. Instead of requesting trades when the Raiders start their losing ways in 2008, you should request that JaMarus Russell morph into Brett Favre.
The Raiders were obviously desperate. Their leading receiver from the past two years was Ronald Curry with 117 receptions for 1,444 yards. Second on the team was Johnnie Lee Higgans. That is the only reason you got the big payout. Don’t get it confused with talent.
You are leaving a team that has already improved dramatically in the off season with the acquisitions of Boss Bailey, Marlon McCree, Niko Koutouvides, and Marquand Manuel. It’s too bad that you wanted out, but I guess you will see that when the Broncos crush the Raiders twice next season.
Your friends at Predominantly Orange