If it were you...

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    If it were you...

    If you were a veteran FA and you had the option of going to a team that was a very good team that had a chance to go deep in the playoffs or to a team like the Vikings or raiders just to make a py chech what old you do?

    these guys are pros and their whole lives they have trained and worked to get to the top of the heap and I believe that winning means as much or in some cases more then money.  Dan Marino would have gladly gave up coin for a ring. You can see it is his face when they mention he's he greatest qb never to win a ring.  Manning hangs his hat on his ring.  He was really relieved when he took himself out of contention to be he best that never won. You oud tell when he was giving tongue to the Lombardi in the rain

    now I know that there will be people saying well him much more money nd yada yada yada. Remember I said vet FA.  I bet Seymore is proud to be a raider.  Not but he drives a nicer car.  

     
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    God as my witness I would find a happy medium.  In Dane Fletchers case I would have to take the 2mill in Tampa.  If I was Revis I would take a 5 year deal with a lot of guaranteed money that paid out about 10 mil per, but still gave me the best chance to win.  I find no point in working my tail off just to lose all the time, or play for an over achieving Jets franchise.  I think BB would not hesitate to add on 4 years to his current deal at 10mil per...  I would want to play for a franchise that was dedicated to winning, yet me paid my fair value.   

     
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    It has to be different for different players... Do they think they have any skills to earn after football? Are they trying to take care of family, kids, parents, siblings, etc. What is the difference in money? In their own expectation of years left in them? Chance of career ending injury? And what are the possible sources of outside money in a particular city?

    And what are the chances of winning the SB on that good team? Are we talking a team like the Colts who are playoff caliber but not elite team? Would you be the player that makes them elite?

    I dont think you judge others for these choices. For being an immoral brute of the field yes...

     
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    In response to portfolio1's comment:

    It has to be different for different players... Do they think they have any skills to earn after football? Are they trying to take care of family, kids, parents, siblings, etc. What is the difference in money? In their own expectation of years left in them? Chance of career ending injury? And what are the possible sources of outside money in a particular city?

    And what are the chances of winning the SB on that good team? Are we talking a team like the Colts who are playoff caliber but not elite team? Would you be the player that makes them elite?

    I dont think you judge others for these choices. For being an immoral brute of the field yes...




    If you wanna drive Ferrari's the rest of your life, fine.  But I think if you ever rack in any deal that's at least 10mill guaranteed, the rest should honestly take of itself.  Between earning that check and endorsements of some kind, any player should be all set.  Hire a financial adviser to spread the wealth safely into your elder years. 

    Cue in Herm

    1 - House

    1 - Car

    1 - Wife

    If you have me 1mil right now, I'd look into some small investment and probably retire in 10 years with park time work to keep me busy. 

     
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    In response to portfolio1's comment:

    It has to be different for different players... Do they think they have any skills to earn after football? Are they trying to take care of family, kids, parents, siblings, etc. What is the difference in money? In their own expectation of years left in them? Chance of career ending injury? And what are the possible sources of outside money in a particular city?

    And what are the chances of winning the SB on that good team? Are we talking a team like the Colts who are playoff caliber but not elite team? Would you be the player that makes them elite?

    I dont think you judge others for these choices. For being an immoral brute of the field yes...



    I agree ith you on a lot of this but playing for a loser has to bite.  Every weekend walking off the field, lockeroom atmosphere, guys quitting. Like going to a crappy job. I've been around a lot of high paid union people, seems everyone hates going to work but gotta make the bank. most just ish for the day when it's over and they can do something they like and be happy  I tod my kids that you have to do what you like and the money will come on its own.  Well unless your a wheel and tire specialist.  

     
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    Unless I made enough money that I know my kids and my kids kids would have a comfortable life I'm taking the paycheck otherwise I'd take the winning. And I've been told similar by actual NFL players. However it all depends on the difference in price. We talking hundreds of thousands or millions in difference?

     
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    Depends where I am in my career and how much money I have already made.

    Most likely, paycheck though. NFL is a short career. Most if not all NFL players needs agents. You're naive if you think a contract is just x amount of years, x amount of guaranteed money, and x amount of total potential earnings...There are a lot more legal aspects of a contract that can easily be misinterpreted.

    And TravisBean, that second paragraph was one of the dumbest things I've ever read. What kind of competent agent would work an hourly rate when all his/her colleagues do commission?

    NFL is also a job...There's more for a player than picking the team with the best vegas odds to win it all. Management should matter, picking a team where you feel comfortable with the coach, gm, owner, etc is a key.

     
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    Too many variables to make a snap judgment ...but I'd go for the coin

     

     
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    Look, if a payer has $10M in the bank or is getting a guarantee $10M that is one thing. But if say it is a Julian Edleman who was drafted in round 7 AND he is not oging to demand a huge contract how can anyone complain if he opts for one nice deal that is offered him?

    If you want to make an extreme case the otehr way why wouldnt Brady or Manning take the vet min and let the team put all that other cash into the rest of the team and get yourself over the hump?

     

     
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    Depends on how much money I'd be giving up and how much money I had already made in my career. Yeah if I was a guy like Marino who had already made a fortune, then yeah, I'd take less for a chance at a ring. The thing is you really don't know if you're going to get that ring no matter where you go, it might be better to take the most money from the best team possible. Balance.

     
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    Average life span in the NFL is around 3.5 years right? You take the money every time unless you've had a long career and no longer need the money. It's a small window to cash in on your body to set yourself up for the rest of your life.

     
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