Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Big-Play Babs is a Keeper, Gets a New Deal

This is good to hear. Babinaux is more than just a backup DB. He can play any position in the backfield, and can line up against larger receivers that Jennings and Wilson might struggle with.

Not to mention, he's just a pure football player, making plays when he's needed the most.

John Clayton brings us the news:

The Seahawks rewarded versatile defensive back Jordan Babineaux on Tuesday by giving him a five-year extension worth $10 million. There are enough incentives and escalators in the deal that could make it worth as much as $17 million.

Included in the deal is $3 million of guarantees. Babineaux, who was set to become a free agent after the season, is now signed through 2012.

The 25-year-old Babineaux has been one of the Seahawks' key targets to re-sign since the start of the season.

What a good time to play this old clip again, eh? On the stat sheet, this was just a tackle. But in our hearts, this was a franchise-defining moment.

And in the wake of Sunday's fake audible from hell, it's good to remember.


  1. That's AWESOME for a couple of reasons. Not only are we keeping a versatile DB and certified Cowboy-killer (which may come in handy in the 07 playoffs) but it's the first time that I can remember the Seahawk FO offering players extensions and/or new contracts mid-season.

    I guess Big Play Babs can now be called Big PAY Babs!

  2. Shocking, in the wake of Nate Clements $80 mil deal. Loyalty schmoyalty, that don't put chicken in the pot (or 28 inch rims on the Hummer). Maybe he'll get some extra jersey sales? Regardless, his agent sucks, Babs should have tested the FA market. That said, I'm glad he didn't, for all the reasons you listed. Especially the over 5'6" issue...