Originally Posted by DocBar
That part scares the hell out of me. We have so many big time contracts coming up in the next couple of years, it's going to be way more interesting than I like. Rick Smith is going to have to really earn his money to keep us out of cap hell. Who do you keep and who do you hope to replace through the draft?
I think Schaub is gone as soon as his guaranteed money is paid or he's traded(wouldn't that be something?) and it'll be either Yates or Keenum that replaces him. One thing I'm not certain of is if his guaranteed money is paid up after 2014. Could the team backload a contract for Cushing, sign him to a long term deal, that's friendly in the short term, pay Schaub off next year then renegotiate Cushing to a more front loaded deal?
The guaranteed portion of Schaub's base salary runs out after this year. After that only the prorated guaranteed bonus remains.