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Old 03-27-2013, 08:22 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis View Post
I thought our second year guarantee was also only for injury. I haven't seen the report that we offered an unconditional $10 guaranteed.
Klis was initially reporting that our guarantee was better, $10 million to $8.5 million ($7.5 million up front + $1 million base). Obviously, we probably aren't going to know our exact offer since it was never signed to make official, but I never heard anything about an injury guarantee on our end.

Plus it's not like the actual contract numbers for year two are meaningless. If Doom (and his agent) are of the opinion that this was just a bad year for the FA market, they'd want to consider how much it will cost a team to keep him locked up in future years. You guys bank on him getting cut next year again, but if he's under contract for $6 million bucks or something similar, that's very unlikely.
Keep in mind that it's not just about the $3.5 million. I can't find his 2014 base salary, but let's go with your $6 million figure. If you pay the option bonus, you're basically committing to paying the base. So that's a total cash payout of $9.5 million. Now, if Doom goes out and has 12 sacks, I agree it's likely they will pick him up. But what if he has 8 or 9 (decent but not high level)? Do they want to pay $9.5 million dollars in 2014 for that level of production? I'd say the odds are decent that they will pick him up, but it's not a slam dunk.
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