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(Sportige)   Out of the 13 players to sign $100 million deals in the NFL, no one has managed to make all of it   (sportige.com) divider line 26
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2013-03-03 11:26:18 AM  
Ill take 99% of $100+ mill
 
2013-03-03 11:41:02 AM  
I'll take 'sports contracts' for $100 Alex
 
2013-03-03 01:24:39 PM  
Bad website design or worst website design ever? I've seen better anglefire sites.
 
2013-03-03 01:48:38 PM  
this is why we need 95% marginal tax rates.
 
2013-03-03 02:44:05 PM  
How is this a surprise?  I'd be amazed at an incentive contract that contained 100% achievable incentives.
 
2013-03-03 02:47:17 PM  
Dumb article is dumb. Eli Manning is midway through his contract and he doesn't show any signs of having a meltdown. That's like saying I never lived to 40 just because I'm 31. biatch, wait until I'm dead to make the claim.
 
2013-03-03 02:50:20 PM  
shoulda played in the NHL.

guaranteed contracts FTW
 
2013-03-03 02:52:46 PM  
Obvious tag was holding out for a new contract.
 
2013-03-03 03:15:39 PM  

oh_please: Obvious tag was holding out for a new contract.


As well he should.  In the NFL, the contracts are one-way.  The player can't get a raise when he gets better or sign somewhere else until the contract expires, but if he gets worse, the team can cut him and not owe him anything.  So I can't blame a guy for holding out when his value goes up.
 
2013-03-03 03:16:41 PM  
I too am disappointed that I might only be allowed to sign for $100 million instead of all the money. I want all the money. I want to be the only person in the universe with money. When anyone prints money at a mint, I want it to go directly into my bank account. That big asteroid with raw materials in it? Mine.
 
2013-03-03 03:31:32 PM  

thisiszombocom: shoulda played in the NHL.

guaranteed contracts FTW


Better of in MLB; guaranteed contracts, very few concussion issues.
 
2013-03-03 03:33:44 PM  

rocky_howard: Dumb article is dumb. Eli Manning is midway through his contract and he doesn't show any signs of having a meltdown. That's like saying I never lived to 40 just because I'm 31. biatch, wait until I'm dead to make the claim.


This.  Ben, Eli, Megatron, Fitz, Brees & Flacco are all on that list, and all are still going strong with their respective teams.  No shiat they haven't, all those contracts are from 2008 or later and all were longer than 5 years!
 
2013-03-03 03:44:56 PM  
Serious question...

FTFAAlbert Haynesworth, 2009 - Possibly the worst deal in the history of the NFL, as the Washington Redskins gave Haynesworth $100 million for 7 years, with $41 million guaranteed. He played only two seasons with the Redskins before being traded to the New England Patriots. He currently doesn't have a team, but can be happy with earning $32 million off of it.

How does one earn a mere 78% of guaranteed money?
 
2013-03-03 03:47:06 PM  

This Looks Fun: Serious question...

FTFA:  Albert Haynesworth, 2009 - Possibly the worst deal in the history of the NFL, as the Washington Redskins gave Haynesworth $100 million for 7 years, with $41 million guaranteed. He played only two seasons with the Redskins before being traded to the New England Patriots. He currently doesn't have a team, but can be happy with earning $32 million off of it.

How does one earn a mere 78% of guaranteed money?


Maybe some of it was deferred to later years?
 
2013-03-03 03:59:04 PM  

This Looks Fun: Serious question...

FTFA:  Albert Haynesworth, 2009 - Possibly the worst deal in the history of the NFL, as the Washington Redskins gave Haynesworth $100 million for 7 years, with $41 million guaranteed. He played only two seasons with the Redskins before being traded to the New England Patriots. He currently doesn't have a team, but can be happy with earning $32 million off of it.

How does one earn a mere 78% of guaranteed money?


The remaining guarantees got restructured into a big upfront payment in 2010? (the year between the two caps) that was smaller than the previous payments would have been (over the next several years).  Partly because the contract was much cheaper (thanks to the big upfront payments), a trade could be made with the Pats shortly thereafter.  The restructuring (and possibly another) led to the big cap penalties the Redskins received last year.
 
2013-03-03 04:02:25 PM  

nelsonal: This Looks Fun: Serious question...

FTFA:  Albert Haynesworth, 2009 - Possibly the worst deal in the history of the NFL, as the Washington Redskins gave Haynesworth $100 million for 7 years, with $41 million guaranteed. He played only two seasons with the Redskins before being traded to the New England Patriots. He currently doesn't have a team, but can be happy with earning $32 million off of it.

How does one earn a mere 78% of guaranteed money?

The remaining guarantees got restructured into a big upfront payment in 2010? (the year between the two caps) that was smaller than the previous payments would have been (over the next several years).  Partly because the contract was much cheaper (thanks to the big upfront payments), a trade could be made with the Pats shortly thereafter.  The restructuring (and possibly another) led to the big cap penalties the Redskins received last year.


Ah. I do remember some of the "cap cheating scandal" with them and the Cowboys that was just taking advantage of an uncapped year. Why that was penalized I'll never know.
 
2013-03-03 04:36:21 PM  
Flacco just signed a contract for over $100 mil? Hell. He just won a SB, but he's not worth that money.
 
2013-03-03 04:40:14 PM  

Gosling: I too am disappointed that I might only be allowed to sign for $100 million instead of all the money. I want all the money. I want to be the only person in the universe with money. When anyone prints money at a mint, I want it to go directly into my bank account. That big asteroid with raw materials in it? Mine.


is your last name Koch?
 
2013-03-03 05:19:42 PM  

skinink: Flacco just signed a contract for over $100 mil? Hell. He just won a SB, but he's not worth that money.


Yeah, wait until Rogers signs his deal now.  Flacco will not be the highest paid player for long.

Have fun having those ticket prices spike to Ravens fans.
 
2013-03-03 06:14:10 PM  
srhp29:
Yeah, wait until Rogers signs his deal now.  Flacco will not be the highest paid player for long.
Have fun having those ticket prices spike to Ravens fans.


They would spike anyway for a team that won the Superbowl.
 
2013-03-03 07:18:46 PM  

srhp29: skinink: Flacco just signed a contract for over $100 mil? Hell. He just won a SB, but he's not worth that money.

Yeah, wait until Rogers signs his deal now.  Flacco will not be the highest paid player for long.

Have fun having those ticket prices spike to Ravens fans.


The Ravens have been at or near the salary cap for as long as I can remember. Flacco's contract has nothing to do with ticket prices and only affects what other players can be brought on. What, are you a Bengals/Browns fan - a team who never spends close to the cap?
 
2013-03-03 07:26:03 PM  

srhp29: skinink: Flacco just signed a contract for over $100 mil? Hell. He just won a SB, but he's not worth that money.

Yeah, wait until Rogers signs his deal now.  Flacco will not be the highest paid player for long.

Have fun having those ticket prices spike to Ravens fans.


I can see Rogers getting his deal, flacco I can't, he's mildly successful but he's not the sole reason for their wins. Rogers is the heart of the fudge packers, sorry even though hes decent I just hate their fans, they act like the 70s-80s never happened.
 
2013-03-03 09:23:30 PM  
FTFA: [Donovan McNabb] made $62 million off of that contract, and is still trying to make an NFL comeback today.

Uh.... he is?
 
2013-03-03 09:42:21 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: this is why we need 95% marginal tax rates.


Because you totally deserve some of that money.
 
2013-03-03 10:06:50 PM  

Di Atribe: FTFA: [Donovan McNabb] made $62 million off of that contract, and is still trying to make an NFL comeback today.

Uh.... he is?


Yep, he was trying during the year and had worked back into really good shape. No chance he'll actually latch on to a team given his age alone, but I was still somewhat surprised that Arizona didn't give him a flyer/audition back in the part of the season when they still had a shot at the playoffs but no QBs.
 
2013-03-04 07:27:35 AM  

nelsonal: This Looks Fun: Serious question...

FTFA:  Albert Haynesworth, 2009 - Possibly the worst deal in the history of the NFL, as the Washington Redskins gave Haynesworth $100 million for 7 years, with $41 million guaranteed. He played only two seasons with the Redskins before being traded to the New England Patriots. He currently doesn't have a team, but can be happy with earning $32 million off of it.

How does one earn a mere 78% of guaranteed money?

The remaining guarantees got restructured into a big upfront payment in 2010? (the year between the two caps) that was smaller than the previous payments would have been (over the next several years).  Partly because the contract was much cheaper (thanks to the big upfront payments), a trade could be made with the Pats shortly thereafter.  The restructuring (and possibly another) led to the big cap penalties the Redskins received last year.


Man, Fat Albert did more damage to the Redskins then I would have thought possible for a single player.  Locker room cancer, wouldn't play the position coach asked, even when he was being paid MASSIVE amounts of cash.  Didn't try, at all, on the field.  Made drama with the coach and had constant negative media attention.  And he is STILL farking the team in the anus due to his contract, despite being given the boot 2 years ago.

Add in a dash of Jim "Swingingest Gate" Zorn, and you have the perfect dynamic duo for wrecking a franchise.

/Light at the end of the tunnel
 
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