Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by LatinMind, Aug 4, 2014.
Bengals just gave Dalton 115mil lol
I'd be a little worried if I were a Bengals fan.
I think Fish posted only like 94 was money, the rest was incentive based. 6/94 is $15 million a year. It's really not that bad.
QB Andy Dalton signed a six year, $96 million contract extension with the Cincinati Bengals on August 4, 2014. All details of the contract extension currently come from Pro Football Talk.�Dalton received a $12 million signing bonus and a $5 million roster bonus upon signing the contract, to bring the total guarantee on the contract up to $17 million. On the third day of the 2015 League Year, Dalton will receive a $4 million roster bonus. Dalton will be eligible for $200,000 in annual workout bonuses as well as potential escalators that can increase the total value of the contract to $115 million. The escalators will be triggered by various levels of playoff success.
Compared to Romo's:
Romo signed a 6 year contract extension with the Cowboys on March 31, 2013. The contract is worth $108,000,000 and contains a $25,000,000 signing bonus. Romo's 2013 and 2014 base salaries were fully guaranteed upon signing. $15 million of his 2015 salary is guaranteed for injury only with $7.5 million becoming fully guaranteed on the 3rd day of the 2014 League Year. Another $7.5 million becomes fully guaranteed on the 3rd day of the 2015 League Year. If Romo fails to participate in 90% of the offseason workout program his salary will de-escalate by $500,000.
On March 4, 2014 Romo converted $12.5 million of his 2014 base salary into a signing bonus.
The structure of Dalton's deal is not nearly as astronomical as it appears. It is a good deal on his part, even better than Kaepernick's though.
I don't wish to belabor the point. And I am not concerned with the monopoly money they paid Romo.
But what does Dalton's pay have to do with Tony?
I have an ex-wife. When I say she was a real pain, I mean that in the most expressive sense of the phrase.
She married some other guy, finally, who has been with her for almost a decade. There will never be logic in what one person does juxtaposed with what another does.
Personally I think he is a milquetoast and either is a wimp or blind to her anger. But he likes her.
For all I know the Bengals have a bigger idiot writing checks than Dallas.
A lot of people who saw Romo's contract realized that it was highly future discounted. Guys like Kaepernick, Dalton, Cutler, Flacco.... they're getting paid... Romo is better than all of these guys.
Romo is already only the 8th highest paid QB in the league, just edging out Matt Staffords new deal.
A bit off topic, but who doesn't think this is Eli's last year or two in NY?
QBs pretty much get the same pay. Bottom line is if you are a QB in the top half of the league you are getting 100 mil.
No GM in the league right now is willing to let a starting QB walk if they ask for too much money.
Maybe you should pay attention to the contract details.
If they cut him in 2015, he only counts $9.6M against them in dead money.
In 2016 it is $7.2M.
Romo on the other hand will count $27.4M in 2015 and $11.635M in 2016.
Instead of all the chest thumping about how much money they gave Dalton, how about you credit them for the contract negotiations and look at how poorly the "gap guru" Stephen Jones cripples this franchise.
Look at the going rate for QBs in general, it costs a lot to re-sign these guys, and some of them aren't nearly as good as Romo. It was a good price given the going rate on QBs.
And yet, they play a kid's game for astronomical amounts of lucre.
Are any of them worth the price?
In the big scheme of things, probably not.
That was not smart. He has youth on his side, which would be the debating point for Tony's contract, but Andy is not as good.
Hope the Bengals know something we don't know.... I see a lot of first round exits in their future.
This softens the blow.... its all an illusion.
Economics. Scarcity and opportunity cost. It is that simple. Maybe after a few years general understanding about the real worth of these contracts will become commonplace (fingers crossed).
Anyone ever notice how hard it is to type with your fingers crossed?
People look at the guaranteed $$$
$17M < $55M
Good grief, year after year the cap implications are explained in detail in this forum by several members.
The media is terrible at reporting contracts and you guys fell for it.
I digress! I we had something and you chose your lifestyle. Now deal with it.
You were much prettier before you left me, Fletch.
Got nuttin but love for my beloved Cowboys' fan. LOL. Seriously, hope all is well on that front. Been through it myself and working on my second. The Dallas Cowboys keep me sane. Seriously!
Move on, man!
We got the going rate for QBs, anyone who complains about Romo's deal is just completely ignorant. I mean I guess we could've offered that same deal to Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick, ect; but I think I'm happy with what we got in Romo ...