Indulge me. Please. This will only take 35, possibly 40 seconds of your time. A full minute if you’re a slow reader like me.
My beloved New England Patriots will be paying Stephen Gostkowski $8.5 million over the next two years just to kick the ball. No hitting, no absorbing Hulk-like impacts. Just run up to the ball and kick it, and we’ll give you $8.5 million over the next two years. Awesome. And he’s earned it. He’s one of the best kickers the NFL has ever seen.
My equally beloved favorite sportswriter Tyler Sullivan reported on the Gostkowski deal back on the 10th of April. But there was a typo. At least I hope it was a typo. I can’t imagine this not being a typo:
That equates to $4.25 on an average annual value, which is a slight dip in what the veteran was being paid perviously.
I don’t want to believe that Gostkowski was being paid perviously. Pervious means “open to argument, or change.” Maybe you’re more acquainted with the term impervious: “He was impervious to any criticism.”
I can’t imagine the Patriots paying their star kicker perviously, can you? I mean, who even uses the term perviously these days?
Nah. Must’ve been a typo.