03-26-2006, 01:33 AM
Someone explain this to me that knows anything.
03-26-2006, 01:58 AM
the poison pill is just a term for clauses put into the contracts of Steve Hutchinson, for Hutch it was if he wasn't the highest paid OL on his team then his 49 mil contract became guaranteed & didn't matter what happened but Seattle due to Walter Jones being paid more than Hutch would have to fork over the entire 49 mil over 7 years to Hutch
but since he is the highest paid on the Vikings the contract is normal
with Burleson it's playing 5 games in Minnesota(you play 8 home games a year) & if he gets paid more on average per year than the RB on the team(Minnesota's RB's are paid cheaply)
the agents are using a loophole into old rules changes to do this & it's not illegal right now so who knows if anyone else will use it