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Romo should follow Brady lead

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Wood, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    Its really amazing a player with so much football success (Brady) would sign a team friendly contract. It allows NE to be aggressive in the draft and in FA. Brady stats are impressive. He has done so with less talent at WR and TE. He has better offensive line and maybe push at RB.

    Brady:
    3 Super Bowl victories
    2 Super Bowl MVP awards
    2 NFL MVP awards
    8 All Pros
    5 AFC Championships
    NFL 2000s ALL Decade Team

    Romo:
    0 Super Bowl victories
    0 Super Bowl MVP awards
    0 NFL MVP awards
    3 All Pros
    0 NFC Championships

    I am sure the timing of Brady new contract couldn't come at worse time for Romo and his agent. Romo runs risk of looking really bad if he presses for top dollar. He simply doesn't have the accomplishments to back it up. His biggest obstacle won't be Jerry but rather fans. In a way, NE might have forced Jerry to practice fiscal responsibility (which is good thing). Flacco has leverage from winning the super bowl. Romo is finishing second season at 8-8 and isn't getting younger. We find out shortly how much sanity Jerry has left.
  2. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I was thinking a 5/75 back loaded deal before Brady signed. Now it's probably 5/62 like what Shaub got.
  3. LittleD

    LittleD Active Member

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    You've got to be kidding. Flacco isn't taking a hometown discount and few other players are as well. It's ludicrous to think that a player on his last contract is going to take below value money unless there is some other payoff at the end of the rainbow. Maybe Brady is being offered part of the team after he retires or some other sweetheart deal. Romo is waiting patiently for the Flacco deal to come in so that a high and low bracket can be established for his salary.


    That's if he wants a new deal at all. After all the Jerry and Stephen talk this week, he might decide to just play it out and move on or get the franchise tag next year.:lmao2: :lmao2:
  4. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    why would Romo do that?

    is there any evidence that the GM would use the cap to make any significant upgrades to help Tony? The answer is no.

    Tony should ask for and get what ever he can from this crazy GM who cares more about his glory than the team!

    Furthermore, $60 guaranteed is not much of a discount. There is only a handful of players who have ever had a contract with $60 million guaranteed.
  5. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the TC realizes TB's contract is all guaranteed and is the equivalent of like a $120mil contract...
  6. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I'm predicting 5 years $80ish. He's going to get more than Schaub I'm guessing.
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Brady didn't take less though. He took guaranteed money in place of more money up front. The Pats are likely cutting him some big checks for a couple of years after he retires. Both sides are likely fine with that as it lets them make a few final runs while Brady is younger.
  8. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Brady's deal is irrelevant. He's likely getting paid money after he retires. If Romo did something like that, this board would be screaming about Cap Hell
  9. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Guaranteed still means Brady has to play out the contract, which is for 5 years. That's only $12m a year and is a HUGE bargain.
  10. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    That's fine but his 60mil guaranteed is what would be given in something close to a $100mil plus contract. His number looks lower than it is. Assuming Romo gets 80ish, his guaranteed would probably be around 40-something over that same period.
  11. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Brady's contract (all $60 million) is all guaranted, that would be the equivalent of a normal contract in the 120-140 million range where most of the guaranteed money is in signing bonus and first couple of seasons base salary.

    Brady did not "take one for the team" so this whole thread is moot
  12. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    romo shouldn't get a new deal period. what has he shown any of you besides inflated stats, and a lack of scoring?
  13. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    That he's a damn good QB on an awful team?
  14. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    The big difference is that NE has a GM and Dallas has Jerry. Brady knows that they will actually get OL talent for him.
  15. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    People here are making it out like Brady is Mother Teresa. His numbers in a normal contract would easily be a $120mil deal.
  16. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    You sure about that? I don't believe that is true.
  17. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That's just not true. He is only getting the guaranteed money, whereas those other contracts contain hefty yearly salaries. Brady is only going to get $60m and that is salary, signing bonus and everything combined.

    If he retires the money isn't guaranteed and any side deal or future promise is illegal.
  18. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    With Romo and trash oline............8-8 every season


    No Romo and still trash oline.......2-14 every season




    Pick which option you want, you got 2 mins to decide. And Jerry already has said this oline is good enough, so there will be no upgrades at that position.
  19. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Guaranted means the entire amount. There is no breakdown between signing bounus, base salary, ect....


    The entire amount down to the last penny of that $60 million is guaranteed. If Brady blows his knee out in game one, doesnt matter, the team is still on the hook for the entire amount.

    That is why you dont see these type of deals in the NFL. And yes, its 100% legit, just not seen very often in the NFL.
  20. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    But he can't just retire and say give me the $60m, ask Barry Sanders. Yes, it's guaranteed for injury, but the Pats can get insurance for that.

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