Originally Posted by Taco John
If you were Dumervil, you'd be a member of the team, and you'd have the feeling that everyone in that locker room has right now: we can win it all.
This is a business, sure - but there isn't a guy in that locker room who doesn't want to go out of this game without a ring. Not a single one. Dumervil will get his payday on the open market soon enough. If I were him, I'd do exactly what they're indicating: restructure the deal, make it work for both parties, and play like hell the next couple years and try to win a ring and cash in.
He is 29, right now he is still in his prime. If he plays another two years in denver and then becomes a FA he'll be 31 and on the downside of his career. Not many players get to cash in twice and he can. He probably could get a 4 year contract for $35 million with a $12 million signing bonus. The Broncos are not going to offer him another signing bonus and that ius the most important thing in the contract.