Count Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as one of the many who are excited about Logan Mankins' long-term contract extension.
With the drama out of the way, Mankins can ignore the business aspect of the game and concentrate on being one of the best left guards in the NFL, and Belichick was happy to get him locked up for another six years.
"It's great," Belichick said. "I think the world of Logan. He's done a great job for us here since he's come to the Patriots, and I'm glad that he'll be here for many years in the future. One of our best players, one of our most consistent players, he's been durable. He's got a great work ethic. He's really smart. He plays hard. He's tough. There's almost no negatives with Logan. He's an outstanding person. He's an outstanding player, and he does things the way that we would like our team to do them, so he's a great example for all of us to look at because he plays hard. He's unselfish. He's tough. He puts the team first. He's a winner. I'm glad we have him on our team."