Re: Vince restructure + Amendola (3m base/4.5m cap hit) = $ for Jackson?
posted at 3/25/2014 9:42 AM EDT
In response to ma6dragon9's comment:
Amendola is UNMOVEABLE at this point.
To cut or trade him would INCREASE his cap hit by about 400k because of the signing bonus.
You CAN cut a player and absord SOME dead money to get the cap savings...Amendola offers a negative cap savings, he's cheaper to keep than get rid of.
Amendola will be in NE for 2014 unless he goes Hernandez or Katzenmoyer.
Amendola is scheduled to make 3m-4m-5m-6m over the next 4 years with 500k a year in games played incentives and only 2 million guaranteed (all in '14).
Jackson is scheduled to make 10.5m-9.75m-9.75m over the next 3 years. That is why the Eagles may cut him.
They are the same age.
In the last 4 years Jackson has 232 receptions, 21 TD's and missed 8 games.
Amendola has 207 receptions, 8 TD's and has missed 24 games.
Yes, Amendola has a hard time staying on the field. But the Eagles are a playoff team and would need to find a way to replace Jackson, which is why they are looking trade instead of cutting him. If DA simply had a 55/650/2 season in 12 games next year, which is what he did this past year in NE, is that not worth 30% of the cost of Jackson?
If the Pats offered Danny and a 4th rd pick, the Eagles would essentially be taking a 1 year gamble they get a healthy Amendola, could use the pick on a deep threat in a draft full of WR's, and save 7.5 million dollars.
After next season they either have Amendola for 3/15 (instead of Jackson for 2/19.5) or they cut him and it costs them nothing except maybe a 500k games played bonus.