Re: Welker A No-Show For First Day....
posted at 4/17/2012 8:28 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Welker A No-Show For First Day....
[QUOTE]Probably a non-story unless someone comes knocking. A handful of teams would love to trade for him and those are teams who have some cap space and need to spend in the next few years. I'd give him some more chances to sign a deal you can handle, but if not, pull the trigger and see what you can get. A 1st rd pick would be a no brainer. It seems like every offseason there is one player thinking he's worth more somewhere else and the fact is, these players use their success here, alongside All Pro players, as a way to get their price up. Every single player who has left here, to some degree, was not as good when they got paid. That's fine, but Welker needs to realize he's not getting top dollar here. Which do you hold higher, chance to win a SB or a little more money? Deep down, I don't think the guy could drame of playing anywhere else and I think the team knows that.
Posted by BassFishing[/QUOTE]
Define how much is a little more money.
Don't take this as calling you out - as that, I am sure is your first reaction. I'll agree with you that I don't think he could want to play anywhere else - BUT
Some here have suggested that he has been underpaid for his production over the past few years. If so, congrats to the pats-stinks for him. That said, if he is at "his last contract" age, then other things may creep into his thinking, for example, securing his future.
9.4 mill is nothing to scoff at, but if he could get a 3 year deal worth 22 mill that guaranteed him 15, then his guaranteed pay just went up 60% and 5 mill+ is nothing to scoff at. Of course, I am speculating. I have no idea what he asking. I am just curious what you think a little more money is for an NFL player.