In response to TrueChamp's comment:
So you guys would be happy if he got you Amendola numbers(which would be a career high for him) at 3.8 million per, but you are disappointed in Danny who got those numbers while battling a bad injury for 3.5 million cap hit for 2013.
I guess if our perspective is that Lafell will be a #4 receiver at almost 4 million per year, and he puts up those numbers it is ok?
Oh this is too good to pass up. That's how the Pats do it True, that's their system. Are you questioning how they pay players in their system? I think they know better than you with 3 AFCCG's in a row. lol sorry too much to resist.
But yes to your original question, why because he will do it over 16 games! and do it on a more consistent basis. Give me consistency over 4 flashy games and 12 games of little to no production any day of the week. It makes a huge difference. Btw actually if he got Amendola numbers it would be his average (LaFell has averaged ~650yrds for the last 3 years in a row) not a career high which goes to show you how much you guys got worked up over Amendola beign so great last year. Honestly True, how did trick yourself into thinking Amendola was so much better than he actually was?
Also why did you use average for LaFell but only the first year for Amendola? If LaFell's 2014 cap hit comes in below $3mil does that change your argument? If you are going to use averages be consistent at least. Amendola signed a 5 yr $28.5 mil contract so an average of $5.5mil a year. So $3.8mil a year average for the same production as $5.5mil a year and for him to be on the field for 16 games? Yeah I'd sign up for that anyday.