Re: That's Some Discount
posted at 6/7/2014 1:53 PM EDT
In response to pcmIV's comment:
I see someone is still butthurt that I called them out for incessantly whining that the Patriots didn't draft JAG extraordinaire CJ Fiedorowicz. You seem to be confused about the meaning of the word discount. Just because the 9ers structured the deal in a way that allows them to cut CK does not mean he took a discount. By that logic Brady did not take a discount because his last extension basically made him uncuttable. Saying that CK's deal will get topped by future deals is pointless. That happens every year in the NFL. And let's be honest here. The deal might be "pay as you go", but we all know for the QB position that teams are reluctant to part with competent starters meaning unless CK completely sucks they aren't going to cut him and he is going to see most of the money on this deal.
As I said on my 2nd post on this thread I do not care that he negotiated the way he did. I just think it is phony for players (not just Kap) to wax poetic about taking discounts and then sign a deal that will make him one of the highest paid players in the game if he doesn't completely suck in the next few years.
Maybe you should grab a dictionary and look up the word discount before you post here.
Butthurt because you called me out for wanting a TE in the draft. Um, no. Why would I be butthurt about that? The team failed to get one of the top 5 TE's in the draft and it was a mistake. Writers and experts still saying so. It will be a major flaw on offense this season if they don't find someone, and last I looked the available options are not great.
Concerning a discount I would say he pretty much signed a team friendly contract.....
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter 1h
Most unique aspect of Colin Kaepernick’s new deal: it contains $12 million in signing bonus, whereas most big QB deals are $24-$40 million.
Colin Kaepernick specifically requested his deal allow 49ers flexibility to negotiate extensions with players such as WR Michael Crabtree.
That would be considered a discount in my book. Especially since Luck and Wilson will be signing contracts next season worth $25 mill per year. What did you expect? A player coming of his rookie contract to the prime of his career and you think he should take half??? Yeah, that is silly.
Sorry you jumped the gun making this thread before hearing the details of the contract. The intent of this thread is pretty foolish and backfired on you. Maybe don't rush to judgement next time.