After QB Delhomme's blowout in the 2008 playoffs, his Carolina Panthers gave him a new contract with massive guaranteed money.
Delhomme was melting down in a torrent of picks until he was benched. After the worst year of his career, Delhomme was surprisingly released. Surprising, because the Panthers must pay that guaranteed money.
$12.7 million in guaranteed money.
Enter the Cleveland Poo, who are still shuffling through mediocre QBs like the bargain CD bin. Hmm, Jock Jams Vol. 2 for only three bucks?
Delhomme certainly deserves to be in the QB hell that is Cleveland (according to angry ex Derek Anderson, the "fans are ruthless and don't deserve a winner"). But did he deserve a two-year deal that will pay him $7 million this year?
Before getting benched, Delhomme threw for 8 TDs and 18 INTs with 3 lost fumbles: a QB rating of 59.4. Delhomme will make $19.7 million in 2010.
This reminds of George W. Bush's re-election in 2004. Good luck, Cleveland!