Re: Denver has not actually mortgaged the future
posted at 3/16/2014 11:35 AM EDT
In response to TravisBean's comment:
In response to mia76's comment:
The issue is not just salary but dead money - not sure what the exact details of aqib's deal are, but part of what makes it work for Denver is the bonus money being spread over five years - so if they cut him after three they save the back loaded salary but get hit with two years of bonus proration in dead money. Same with when Payton retires (and when TB retires for the Pats.
It is also why the Pats had no problem adding the second year to Revis - they have a huge projected hit from Aaron this year that is eating a hole in their cap - by adding the bogus second year to the contract they postpone a large portion (half the bonus) of the first year to next years cap.
Exactly. We have a base and keep it. They don't. Any FA we lose, it's one we don't want and have a contingency for.
For example, they are due to lose Demarius Thomas and Welker after this season as Welker is paid far more than what the higher valued Thomas is. That's bad management.
That's the difference between our way and Denver's way. Denver is essentially following the Baltimore way, which is push everything to the hilt, cross your fingers, and then react when the time comes.
BB usually drafts someone a year prior to that positional player going to FA, might even like someone due for FA elsewhere, and combines each for leverage. It usually works and works well.
Elway doesn't know what day it is. lol
Like signing an aging CB to make him the highest paid at his position by 20%, but need to push 50% of his salary into the future? That kind of bad management?