Now we know the terms, according to a report, which show the Redskins' risk is even less than expected.
The Redskins have certainly protected themselves by apparently leaving it up to Galette's on-field performance to earn the majority of his money.
For Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan to lock up an elite pass rusher that had 22 sacks over his last two healthy seasons for a minimum of $1.6 million is magical, maybe.
It is likely that Galette gave the Redskins a discount because they were the "first to call" when he was dealing with off the field accusations. Galette, who loves to engage with fans on Twitter without crossing the line, kidded that he would have rather the exact terms of his contract not be known.
The one unknown about Galette situation is his physical status after missing all of 2016 with a torn Achilles. That Washington held the right of first of first refusal with his contract played a factor in the market. All together may have led to this Groupon-esque deal.
Although Washington still has to prove 2015 was not a fluke, there defense is certainly going to have a chance to constantly harass quarterbacks. Galette joins Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith, Washington's leaders in sacks last season, as edge rushers.
The Redskins should hope to make the most of the situation. If Galette has a 15+ sack season like he has promised, it will take a lot more than a $1.6 million base contract to keep him around.
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