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Tom Brady takes a WAY below market deal**Update: 5-yr $60 mil fully guaranteed**

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by kjcmeb, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Won't he? It's like some of you guys just sit around looking for things that could go wrong with the Cowboys.
  2. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    This.

    Real easy to take less when your wife makes double.
  3. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure they are going to get a deal with Welker done.
  4. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    There have been some jokes about it, but Romo really should negotiate into his contract some guarantees about improving the OLine.
  5. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    If I'm Romo, I don't give a squat what TB did, I would take maximum. When Romo turns 37,then he can take a pay cut. These professional sports are a one time deal, you make as much as possible to ensure your future.

    It's not up to the player to make the team around him better, it's up to the SMART management, or lack there of.

    And trust me, I'm the least Romo supporter on the planet.
  6. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Not that easy when ego, agents and unions are involved and that is why you rarely see it happen.
  7. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Planning to fail is not the same as planning for failure.
  8. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    This isn't much of a discount at all.

    He is spreading his money out to lessen his cap hit

    Essentially a 5 year 60 million dollar deal with all of it guaranteed. All 60 million.

    Brees deal also had 60 million guarareed.

    Still elite money for brady
  9. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I think Romo will probably want a bigger deal from Dallas because we don't plan to fail enough, or something.
  10. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I really do think he believes they will try.

    But as we've learned, there has been a huge disconnect from their version of trying and actual success.

    They are just way overestimating or misjudging talent.

    I'm sure last year they thought:
    • Moving a LT (Free) to RT should work fine (disaster)
    • Smith would be very good at LT, and evenutally a Pro Bowler (maybe)
    • Costa would be the center (he was hurt)
    • paid two new FAs for our Guards in Livings and Berny...(not good either)
    They probably think they DID try to fix the line. They just failed.
  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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  12. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Truthfully I thought Free would have worked out at RT, given the sample size from 2009. Highly disappointing.
  13. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I don't see how it possibly would not come up. The QB's opinion is always going to have *some* weight in terms of offensive personnel. When you need that QB to extend to give you cap room, it's going to weigh even heavier.

    By the same token, I wouldn't be shocked to hear that Romo thinks one or two teaks to the OL are important, but that he'd rather have the speed WR, backup RB, and the TE. It's an obvious question for him to be asked the next time he's in front of a mic.
  14. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I know he want's lineman.
    My wife knows his family better than I do, but supposedly it is a very, very hot topic at home. Huge sore point. lol His wife does not want their to grow up with a father who can barely move.
    I better stop now...
  15. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I've wondered if maybe Romo will hold firm on some crazy number the Cowboys won't give him to force the team into a trade (in regards to demanding a better oline).
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I doubt it, but you never know.
    I know he's taken as much or more of a severe beating than any QB over the last 3-4 seasons. Lots of broken stuff to show for it too, and a whole lot of abuse from the haters nevertheless.

    But he likes Dallas and his wife and inlaws are from here. If you have many millions, location is not quite as big of a deal. But he has ties here now and lots of friends...and his biggest dream is to help get the Boys another ring.

    In the end, I bet he takes slightly below market instead of asking for > market.
  17. kjcmeb

    kjcmeb Active Member

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    yes....he gave up his 2 years with $44M to convert it to a more cap friendly deal that guaranteed his whole extension.....so, smart for the team to get a cap friendly number and smart for Brady to ensure that he sees every year of the deal......and i would call a 5 yr / $60 deal as a bargain for the best QB in football.
  18. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Is that the largest guarnteed amount in history?
  19. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Assuming this gets done, I'm still predicting 5 years $80+ mil (not sure on guaranteed). That would put him at just above Schaub and well below what Flacco will get. Seems fair to both parties to me.
  20. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    This is where Tom Brady lives. Sorry, Romo may be wealthy but he is nowhere near Tom Brady's level of wealth. Can't blame Brady for taking less, can't blame Romo for wanting more.


    Brady is estimated to have a net worth of $100 million. His wife Gisele (smokin) is estimated to have a net worth of $250 million.

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