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Former Vikings Executive Tells Funny Story About Randy Moss Contract Negotiations

Jason Schandl
Former NFL executive Andrew Brandt revealed funny details about negotiating Randy Moss' contract for the Minnesota Vikings.
Former NFL executive Andrew Brandt revealed funny details about negotiating Randy Moss' contract for the Minnesota Vikings. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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The NFL contract negotiation process is a complicated one. For as much as fans like to speculate, there are an incredible number of factors that we may just never know that happen to be driving some of these deals.

Occasionally we learn about these after the fact, however. Former Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings executive Andrew Brandt shared a funny story about when he was negotiating Randy Moss' contract for the Vikes.

After working for months on the contract, trying to get the best possible deal for the team, the Vikings' owner told him that he wanted the deal done within the hour.

Talk about a stressful spot for Brandt, and a great situation for Moss and his representatives. That kind of a deadline gives the player all the leverage in the world, since the team was clearly desperate to get a deal done by any means necessary.

Of course, the stakes weren't quite as high when this happened as they are today. Moss' 2001 contract extension in Minnesota included just $18 million in guaranteed money over eight seasons. Today there are 17 wide receivers in the NFL who got at least $18 million guaranteed at signing on their current deals.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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