Yeah, I saw that too. I'm glad Molly will still be on the show & that it will still be on the air in some form. It does make you wonder if that want another clown like persona or a more logical individual beside Mr. Smith.
If I was to categorize players I'd say
Elite Player (James, Durant, Russell Westbrook category players)
Star Player (Paul George. Demar Derozan type players)
Role Player (Players usually brought in that have a specific skill or trait and brought in for a specific purpose)
So what's your solution? Let him become a free agent and sign with someone else for that kind of money? Because that's what would have happened. That was his market value and rather you think he's earned it or not 99% of the teams in the NFL would have been tripping over themselves to pay him that kind of contract had they had the chance. Don't believe me? Look at the contract Brock just got from the Texans.
Also contracts like this are not new in the NFL. This is what happens one player sets the bar and then the next big star comes along and breaks it. This is much like when Peyton got his first contract extension here just over a decade later. Teams knew this was coming and the Colts know when Lucks deal is up in 2021 they will probably have to break the bank again to keep him. This has been going on for years in the NFL and with the new TV deals ready to kick in contracts are only going to get bigger.