Justin Verlander's paychecks are about to look even more impressive than they already do. He just reached a new deal with the Detroit Tigers that will pay him more than $180 million over the course of the next seven years. And, the contract also calls for an optional eight year that could make the deal worth about $202 million. Yep, you read that right—$202 million!

I love this city & the fans - couldn't be more excited to spend my career here! We're going to bring a World Series to Detroit!!!

— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 29, 2013


We would be excited, too.

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[via ESPN]