Originally Posted by Tombstone RJ
The first three years are guaranteed, as Beantown points out in the above post. That averages out to $20m per year. After the 3rd year the contract can be re-negotiated.
I understand that. I'm saying people (Peter King for example) are acting like the Ravens structured the contract so that there isn't a huge cap hit these first couple years, and then when there will be a huge cap hit in a few years they will just re-negotiate. I'm saying if that is true it is a stupid system to be able to give a guy $100 million but never have it hurt your salary cap.