Re: Mankins should fire his agent
posted at 2/25/2011 4:59 PM EST
In Response to Re: Mankins should fire his agent
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Mankins should fire his agent : Why would you compare a probowl football player's compensation issues with joe blow's disability problem? Mankins' contract issues have nothing to do with that. Your owner is a billionaire, trying to make as much money as he can. Is that lost on you? How come Kraft hasn't reduced ticket prices for one-legged joe blow and his friends to $5 on the 50 yard line so that they can afford to go to games?, because he can sell them for $170 and make more money. I don't begrudge either one of these guys their ability to make as much money as they can, and when both want their max, then they can't agree and the issues begin. Mankins will be well paid this year, but he was supposed to be well paid last year and apparently the contract was not up to par as supposedly promised. If the deal was 5 and 35 then the team left about 14 million on the table (7 and 49), and this doesn't even speak of the structure which may not have been up to par, either.
Posted by UD6[/QUOTE]
The fact Kraft is a billionaire is as irrelevant as someone like you making $12/hr working as a customer service rep at a catalog company.
It's about the market.
If Mankins was head and shoulders above Evans, Mankins would have a case.
There are many, many very good/great Guards in this league.
There is no definitive upper-uber THE BEST. Mankins is being offered an upper tier deal which just happens to not be higher than Evans's.
His agent needs to prove that Mankins is the best.
What exactly would that contract be worth? Albert Breer from the Boston Globe takes a shot by looking at recent big deals signed by guards around the NFL, and settles on the $7-8 million per year and about $20 million guaranteed range.
Tim Graham from ESPNBoston.com talks to former Green Bay VP Alan Brandt about Mankins’ contract situation and how contracts are hammered out. According to Brandt, Mankins doesn’t have a lot of leverage at the moment.
“His only leverage is pointing to what other teams have done in terms of the (Jabari) Evans deal,” Brandt said. “However, the team response — and I’ve been there — is, ‘We don’t do deals based on what other people do.’
“His leverage is that he’s a good player they want to keep happy.”