On Steve Young and the USFL

Tim Keeney for Bleacher Report, on how Young still gets a QB’s paycheck:

They [the USFL] offered him something the NFL couldn’t—a $36 million deal spread out over a ludicrous 43 years, per Sports Illustrated.

Yes, you read that correctly: 43 years, meaning Young, who took his last USFL snap in 1985 and last NFL snap in 1999, won’t stop getting paid as a professional quarterback until the year 2027 when he is 65 years old.

That’s crazy — even crazier than Bobby Bonilla still getting paid by the Mets until 2035.