As far as I can tell, this is the best deal ever for a DL in terms of 1.) new money over the 1st 3 years of the contract 2.) new money over the 1st 5 years of the contract If Seymour were to be franchised for the 2007 and 2008 seasons, he would make more money (19.573 million) during those 2 years than Abraham will make in the 1st two years ($19.5 million). He would then hit free agency in 2009 at the ripe old age of 29. Both Freeney and Seymour are in the last year of the contract. It will be interesting to see which one signs first, thereby possibly setting a benchmark for the other.