Jerome Simpson: I’m Worth More Than What Vikings Are Paying Me
Jerome Simpson has made some terrific plays on the football field and some some bone headed mistakes in his personal life. Simpson is currently on a one-year, $1 million deal with the Vikings and believes he’s worth far more than what the Vikings are paying him.
“I know I’m worth more than what [his current contract] was,” Simpson said. “But I made my bed, so I got to lay in it. I got to just keep improving and move on and make plays. When it’s time to get paid or whatever and get the contract I deserve, then it’s going to happen.”
“I can’t lie. I was definitely surprised that I get paid less than what I got last year,” Simpson told the Pioneer Press. “I had my best numbers. But I guess when you got that negative thing on you, they kind of got you behind the 8-ball.”
Simpson caught 48 passes for 726 yards last season, but was also arrested last November on suspicion of DWI, eventually pleading guilty to lesser charges.