Originally Posted by GP
No way that's gonna work.
We don't have the cap space.
Crabtree was just in the Super Bowl, had a great playoff run. We can't afford the cap hit.
According to the source, the Crabtree contract is for six years and $32 million that could maximize to $40 million if he achieves every incentive in the deal. The guarantee in the contract is $17 million, but he is expected to make $19 million over the first three years and $23 million over the first four years. The five-year deal is worth $28 million, according to the source.
Crabtree signed a 6 year deal in 2009. He's still on the hook for 2 more years. Looks like there's only $17M left over the next two years & that includes performance based incentives.
If we get Crabtree, it'll be through trade. The 49ers would have to think the flash they saw was just that, a flash, & the time is right to capitalize on that flash. Maybe they've already made up their minds that he's not the player they want.
If we traded for him, it would be up to us to offer him a new contract. But if he's playing for $4M+ incentives, why would we do that? Not this year anyway, maybe next.
But if he's playing for $4M+ incentives, how bad would he have to be for the 9ers to be ready to part ways?