This is not what Detroit Lions team president and general manager Martin Mayhew likely wanted to hear.
While Ndamukong Suh remained steadfast in his insistence about not talking about his upcoming expiring contract Wednesday — fellow defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had no problem sharing his opinion of what should happen with Suh.
And his opinion matters because McCoy is typically considered, along with Suh and Geno Atkins, to be the best defensive tackles in the NFL. And McCoy was drafted one spot below Suh — at No. 3 — in the 2010 NFL draft.
Oh, and McCoy signed a $98 million extension already, so he kind of set the mark for any potential Suh deal.
“I hope when his contract does comes up, he’s breaks the bank,” McCoy said on a conference call Wednesday. “He’s an awesome player, an All-Pro, Pro Bowl player. He was rookie of the year. He’s just a dominating force since he’s been in the League. Everything that’s coming to him, he deserves it.”
McCoy didn’t offer any advice to Suh on his deal, and he really doesn’t need to. Suh is a fairly savvy businessman himself and has one of the best agents in the business, Jimmy Sexton. He clearly trusts Sexton to make the right decision, too, as the running answer for Suh whenever he is asked about his contract is to “Ask Jimmy.”
While he didn’t have much to say on McCoy’s contract or his own Wednesday, Suh did do a good job of being a salesman, once again, for himself when he was asked about how much better he can get.
“The sky’s the limit. The universe is the limit,” Suh said. “Still at this point, I think I have a lot growth. I wouldn’t say I’m happy, but I like some things that I’ve done in the past and things that I’ve done over the 12 games but, if I could go back through, there’s definitely holes that I could pick up on and fill those in and play better.”
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