Originally Posted by Yankee_In_TX
Sorry to be vague heading out the door but been wanting to ask this for days.
Seems for Barwin and GQ the local radio and print media have analyzed the new contracts with "well, it seems big, but when you boil it down it's a tiny cap hit they'll never see all that money."
If that's truly the case, errr, why don't we/every team sign players like that?
We have and will. Focus should be on bonus money that is paid upfront or in first year + any guaranteed money. Players always get that no matter what and why more important than total contract amount. Agents like total amount so they can brag to other recruits what they did for player x. Other bonuses such as roster or incentative is only given to player when designated after meeting. IMO, it is possibe for Barwin and Quin to play entire contract and therefore earn all with possible exception of incentatives.
Sacks for Connor and INTs/tackles for Glover for example may not be earned.