Realistic Contract Values for Zeke vs Gurley

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  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The realistic values of the contracts based on how the guaranteed money is structured:

    Gurley
    3 years, 40M, fully guaranteed.
    13.3M average

    Zeke
    4 years, 50M, fully guaranteed.
    12.5M average



    Worst Case:
    Gurley: 1 year, 22M
    Zeke: 2 years, 38M
     
  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    All this about 50M over 4 years.

    Dak will get 50M every 1.5 years when he signs a new deal.
     
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  3. waldoputty

    waldoputty Well-Known Member

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    are you rolling in the rookie contract years?
     
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  4. windjc

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    Zeke will only be a cowboy for 4 more years. By then he’ll have a ton of tread on his tires. At least we know how long he’ll be around.
     
  5. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Everytime the OP refrences Gurley's or Bell's guaranteed money he uses a different standard.

    But yes Zeke's contract is a lot of smoke and mirrors.
     
  6. xwalker

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    The 4 years starting with 2019 for Zeke.
    4 years, 50M.

    The 3 years starting with 2018 for Gurley.
    3 years, 40M.
     
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  7. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    It’s a good contract for arguably the best back in football who is 24 years old
     
  8. Bluestang

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    https://overthecap.com/looking-at-the-cowboys-contract-with-ezekiel-elliott/

    Fully Guaranteed At Signing - Zeke = $28,052,137 / Gurley = $21,950,000
    Fully Guaranteed Year after Signing - Zeke $37,652,137 / Gurley = $40,000,000
    Fully Guaranteed Two Years After Signing - Zeke = $50,052,137 / Gurley = $45,000,000

    When those guarantees are paid out are a different story, but this is really more of an apples to apples comparison of guaranteed $$ and when.
     
  9. AbeBeta

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    Jacoby Brissett. 2 years, 30 mill. Nearly all guaranteed.

    Folks should let that sink in too.
     
  10. Dak_Attack_09

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    Zeke will last far longer than that. What ppl are severely underestimating is how explosive this passing game is going to be, Dak will throw for 4,500yds this season.
     
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  11. Bluestang

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    Technically, Gurley is 4 years for $45M in guarantees if he's on the roster for the 2021 3rd day of the league year.
     
  12. ItzKelz

    ItzKelz Well-Known Member

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    Zeke Healthy....Gurley not Healthy. Realistically speaking of course
     
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  13. AbeBeta

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    Maybe.

    But if he's like Peterson or 22 or Gore or LT, he'll have plenty left in the tank and we'll have him locked in for several years at salaries that are bound to become a much smaller % of the cap
     
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  14. Bluestang

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    For the record, I think the contract is a win/win for both sides. Zeke has security for the next 4 years and Dallas can void his guarantees if he gets suspended due to his offseason behavior.

    Also, the cap charges are manageable so I think this deal is structured better than Gurley's.
     
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  15. waldoputty

    waldoputty Well-Known Member

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    zeke's contract is extremely complex and an apple-to-apple comparison is not really possible.
    seems like a lot of it was hedging against his bad behavior.
    and it seems like the agent threw in additional year options in exchange for more guarantees.
     
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  17. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    With regards to Gurley:
    • If they're going to pay the 2021 bonus then they'll also pay the 2021 base salary of 4M.
    • He also earned a 1M bonus on the new contract already that does not show up in the other numbers.
    • That's means if he plays 4 years, it's 4 years, 50M.
    • That does not include another 1.25M in possible bonus money during that span.
     
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  19. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Nothing overly complicated in the details that they've released so far.
     
  20. waldoputty

    waldoputty Well-Known Member

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    i did not feel like working out the scenarios if he gets suspended or if his performance drops.
     

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