Originally Posted by GP
I've stated the same thing earlier on.
If we're at around 5 and he's at around 6 or even upwards of possibly 7...then I think it's reasonable, given his age and situation, to tell him we'll go 6 and he can earn an extra $500k per year IF we make the playoffs and IF he's played percentage of games and IF he's playing in the playoffs. The moment he finishes game 1 of the playoffs, he gets an extra $500k. Same thing in 2014.
I think that's fair. Welker got around 6, we're offering same deal with a potential for an extra $500k each season if things go the way it should. Ed knows we're capable of making the playoffs.
He wants to work out in Florida? Fine. Big damn deal. He's been doing it forever now. Makes him happy, then so be it.
Skip OTAs and take it easy in camp? Absolutely, Ed. Rest and read the playbook with your teammates during meetings.
This could still happen. I think AJ is trying all he can to get it done, so there's some good possibility that the front office might have had this as an ace up their sleeve if Team Reed rejected our lowest offer. What do you think?
I think that Rick probably offered 5.5-6 and Reed wanted 6-6.5 mil. Andre offered to restructure to make up the difference. Which Rick should've already asked AJ to do before Reed visited. If the retructure had been done beforehand Reed would probably be a Texan now. It will be Monday or Tuesday before AJ's restructure and Reeds signing paperwork are done. This is called not having your ducks in a row.
Unfortunately this gives teams like the 49ers or Pats 3-4 days to swoop in and sign Reed.