mplsfonz23 wrote: GaaBaaBoo wrote:
I would say 5 million is not "almost the same amount." It was a good play by Foles, he either get an extra 5 mil, or he gets a longer term deal with a fresh start.
Wouldn't he need to pay 2 mil first to void the thing? So he gets extra 3 mil only.
You must be rich when you can use "only" with 3 million dollars. Pretty sure an extra 3 mil is going to help him live a little better.
I think he's pretty set regardless of whether he gets $24 or $22 million this year. Something tells me he'll still be able to live just as comfortably as he wants. A couple million seems low when you are talking about players that can make $20-30m annually, but I understand why every little bit helps. It's like negotiating an annual salary difference of 220,000 and 240,000 a year. One would be a fool not to try for the higher
I just don't know how many teams are willing to give up assets for a $24m fully guaranteed contract when he hasn't shown consistency throughout his career. The super bowl win was nice, but he's a very streaky player. He looked pretty bad early in the season.
I could see the Jags doing something that dumb. They trade a first and Foles ending up sucking, and the team is almost as bad as last year. Then they have no first next year to compensate and Foles walks anyway to sign as Philly's backup a year later.