Re: That's Some Discount
posted at 6/7/2014 2:18 PM EDT
In response to pcmIV's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
Looks like pcmIV jumped the gun on this thread. Looks like he took the Rusty approach here. Maybe should have waited until the details came out. We should all have know this by now, especially concerning the Revis deal that sounded to good to be true at first then the details came out and yeah, it was too good to be true. Don't take that as a knock on our favorite team, just making the point that we shouldn't jump the gun until the details are released.
Concerning Kaepernicks deal, sounds like the 49'ers made a very good deal with exit strategies should it not work out. And Kaepernick took the approach of let me earn my money based on my performance and health every year. That's confidence! Not many QB's make that deal.
Also, I Found this interesting....
the average payout will be low in comparison to other franchise quarterbacks, and the difference will become glaring as other franchise quarterbacks get new deals under a salary cap that is expected to continue to spike.
pcmIV probably wishes this thread would hurry up die already.
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.
Ugh, the bolded part was beyond annoying.
I'm parted on this...on one hand, I have a tough time calling it a discount when it allows him to become the highest paid at his position. On the other hand, the 49ers are not completely locked in, so it isn't a terrible contract either.
If I had to lean towards a side, I would lean more towards your view, but I don't think TFB's is necessarily wrong.