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Exploring Ware's trade value

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Galian Beast, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    At first glance one would think that Ware is untradeable given his contract, but looking closer, I don't find that to bet the case.

    Ware's salary is about 12-13 million a year depending on the year. His 2014 base salary is 12.25 million.

    If a team wanted him, they could convert that 12.25 million into signing bonus and spread it across the remaining 4 years of his contract.

    That means his minimum base salary is 955k in 2014 based on what would be 10 years pro.

    12.25 million - .955 million = 11.295 million divided by 4 (spread over 4 years). Would result in prorated annual bonuses of 2,823,750 dollars. The breakdown of his contract would look like

    2014 - 3.78 million
    2015 - 16.57 million
    and so on through 2017.

    But lets say that he was garbage and you wanted to cut him after the first year rather than paying him 16 million. You could cut him for 8.47 million. You could also spread that over the course of two years, which would certainly make taking a flyer on him affordable. Which would be 2.8 million in 2015 and 5.6 million in year 3. You could also give him more base salary in 2014 and ease the pain later.

    Another option you could do is restructure him in 2014 and keep him for one more year.

    Assuming say a million for the base salary, you could take his original base salary of 13.75 subtract the 1 million base salary, making it 12.75 million and spread that over the course of 3 years.

    2015 his cap hit would be just over 8 million, and obviously it would have a lot to do with his play in 2014 as to whether a team wanted to do that or not.

    To cut him in 2016 it would now be 14 million. Which could be even split over the course of two years.

    Personally I think it would be more worthwhile just renting him for the year.

    The question is how much compensation would an interested team be willing to give up to rent Ware for one or two years? 4th round draft pick? A 5th? Nothing? Maybe those cap hits are undesirable.

    But it would essentially be a 4 year 52 million dollar contract with a signing bonus of about 11 million dollars, to start off with.
  2. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    Ware is not worth $13 million per year at this point. Really only about 6 defensive players are and even some of those (Geno Atkins) took less.
  3. Wolf2k5

    Wolf2k5 Active Member

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    As long as Ware is top 3 in cowboys jersey sales he's not going anywhere
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I hope that is not the way our GM thinks but you never know.
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  5. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    My point is that they wouldn't have to pay him 13 million a year. They could rent him in 2014 and see if they want to keep him or not. They could also potentially work out a better salary for him later on as he would have less market value, and would know it.
  6. revospeed

    revospeed Active Member

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    That's the sad truth. That $13 million is just going to cripple us. Honestly, I would rather cut him, resign Spencer to the cheapest deal he'll take and build the rest of the line through the draft than spend $13 million for a name.
  7. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Another thing to consider is that next year teams have to spend to the salary cap floor. If a team has a lot of cap money to spend, Ware would be a great player to consider. Since none of the 52m is guaranteed, they could cut him at any time. But if they wanted to keep him they have plenty of ways to renegotiate like you pointed out. I think they could get a third rounder from a team looking to make a big FA splash.
  8. The Natural

    The Natural Benched

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    that ship sailed 2 years ago
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  9. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    No trade value.

    Next dream please.
  10. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    Wow another fan calling the best player we have had here since Darren Woodson retired, garbage.

    If you think he should be cut or makes to much money fine, but if you call a player of ware's caliber and one who has had his career garbage well your kind of a hopeless fan.
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  11. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    are you serious?
    of course that is how he thinks
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  12. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Emmit Smith was pretty great, I bet he'd be garbage now...
  13. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    No idea how that is relevant.
  14. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Cuing the poster who posts, "Dexter Coakley and a bag of chips."

    Ware has no trade value unless he takes a pay cut and restructures his contract completely.
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Just because he was great, doesn't mean he still is.
  16. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    Time for Jerry to move 94 and sell some new jerseys to the fans who had 94. :D
  17. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    jones family, always a day late and a dollar behind. they are busy trying to fix problems they should have addressed two years ago while the rest of the league is 5 years ahead.
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  18. slomoxn

    slomoxn Well-Known Member

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    So does that money go directly to the Cowboys or is it to the NFL? Do the Cowboys get a percentage of the shirt sales in the case of it going to the NFL?
  19. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    if you understood how jersey sales work for the team you would know thats a silly statement
  20. DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

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