Props to coyote…good call.
March 16th, 2020 at 4:29pm CST by Andrew Ortenberg
A slightly more under the radar name is getting a massive payday. Former Eagles offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai is signing a massive five-year, $50MM contract with the Lions, a source told Adam Caplan of Sirius XM NFL Radio (Twitter link).
It’s a pretty remarkable payday considering Vaitai has only started four games over the past two years. It wasn’t unexpected though, as we heard a couple of weeks ago that he would likely command between $8-12MM annually. Vaitai has clearly always had talent, but he was buried on the depth chart due to the Eagles’ abundance of tackles.
Started 4 games in last 2 years
You can’t make this up
It wasn’t unexpected though, as we heard a couple of weeks ago that he would likely command between $8-12MM annually.
Not a big fan of this move. He’s versatile at least
I also heard that while he only started 4 games, but he played in every game the last 2 seasons.
Yep. And the Lions just had to be the team to do it. Quinn and Patricia outsmarting the rest of the NFL again.
I guess any upgrade over Wagner… How old is he?
Key word started Has nothing to do with how he played which was very very good. But anti Lions management fans complain without knowing very much its what they do.
You have not even seen the contract break down just put on your anti Hat
If he was very very good he would’ve been starting if he can play several positions.
You can’t make this up, no. But you can make up NFL talent knowledge on the interwebs. You just have to have a computer running Windows 95 and an internet connection.
No Thanks, someone will know. And Google doesn’t need more visits. They’re doing fine.
He was one of the worst tackles in the NFL when he did play in 2017 and 2018
No but seriously, HalaWHO? I honestly never heard of him before. He’s fairly young so maybe there’s some upside here? Just about anybody would be an upgrade on Wagner, I guess.
Literally all you have to do is copy and paste his name in google to find out. Life is hard.
Probably looking at 3/30 in guaranteed money.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai RT 6’ 6" / 320 lbs. 26Yrs