Perfect response from the Saints here. What do you do when you have a portion of the fanbase crying because you didn't reach for any interior offensive lineman in the draft and are depending on a bunch undrafted free agents to make an impact? Extend the contract of your 24 year old lockdown left tackle for the NFL equivalent of a lifetime and give them a little reminder that you do - in fact - kind of know what you are doing as a front office.
Strictly as a football move? Impossible to dislike it. I have no idea how much money he is getting and I already know that he's absolutely worth every penny. A young athletic specimen that excels in both run and pass blocking, has improved in leaps and bounds during his first three seasons, and hasn't even reached his prime yet? Having a player as dependable as Terron Amsted at a position that is a close second to quarterback in terms of importance is a luxury that most teams don't have. The kid is an absolute stud, and the fact that's he a relative unknown throughout the league is a testament to how quietly and efficiently he goes about his business. I'm a little surprised this got done so quickly considering there wasn't so much as a whisper about it but - with Drew Brees contract status still up in the air - securing Terron Amstead for the foreseeable future has undoubtedly been the Saints smartest move of the offseason.