It appears that the deal is done between the Bills and their first round pick, running back C.J. Spiller. Adam Schefter at ESPN reports that Spiller and the Bills have come to terms on a deal that could end up paying him $37.5 million by the time it’s all said and done.
The Buffalo Bills reached a five-year, $25 million contract with first-round pick C.J. Spiller that could escalate to $37.5 million, according to a source. Spiller has been out of camp while the team tried to negotiate a contract.
The running back’s deal includes $20.8 million in guarantees, according to a source. Spiller was the ninth choice in the 2010 draft out of Clemson. Spiller was flying to Buffalo and planned to report to St. John Fisher College early Friday afternoon.
Many feel that Spiller is going to be the feature back with the Bills, while both Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch will be fighting him for carries throughout the 2010 season. While Spiller will for sure start as a backup, he’ll quickly take over the starting role for the club.