Originally Posted by CATCH17
What did he ever do to show he was worth 8 mill a year?
It's easy to say that now.
If you look at the market value for the position, it was easy to say last year. People just don't put the numbers into the correct context.
Did you see the contract that Ahmad Brooks got? Now if you want, tell me how much better he is/was than Spencer, but I doubt the 49ers believe that was wasted money just because he doesn't put up Aldon Smith numbers.
Back in 08' Calvin Pace had a contract that avereged 7 per year.
It's the price you at a premium position, and the only way around it is to have someone on a rookie deal.