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 Post subject: OT - New Largest NFL Contract to Garoppolo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:57 pm 
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Good grief - I know he was good but to give someone the biggest per year deal in league history after 7 starts seems a bit over the top

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2741 ... =editorial

Feel free to move but these kinds of numbers do impact the Steelers so this seemed like a good place to start.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - New Largest NFL Contract to Garoppolo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:11 pm 
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amazing how rich brady has made his back ups over the years.. maybe this ones a keeper..


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 Post subject: Re: OT - New Largest NFL Contract to Garoppolo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:38 pm 
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Insane...

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 Post subject: Re: OT - New Largest NFL Contract to Garoppolo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:48 pm 
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To me these “biggest ever” contracts should only go to those that have proven over time they can deliver the goods.

7 freaking starts?

Oh well, it’s not our cap.

Bell is going to see this news and go buh buh buh but I play RB & WR....


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 Post subject: Re: OT - New Largest NFL Contract to Garoppolo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:54 pm 
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I’m praying the NFL implements some kind of positional salary cap before it comes time to find Ben’s replacement.

Cause these QB contracts are getting insane and with the limited number of good QBs available, I think you could make the argument they can be just as damaging to a franchise’s long term success as first round picks were before they implemented the rookie pay scale.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - New Largest NFL Contract to Garoppolo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:56 pm 
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Well, when you have $116M in cap space and traded an R2, you want to get a deal done and then you can use the tag on someone else.

Surprised by the guaranteed money - $70M+ can't be right, can it?....remember, this is the same team that gave Kaepernick a big contract structured in a way to minimize risk.

The guy has started a total of 7 NFL games.....in 5 starts with SF, he threw 7 TD's and 5 picks for a 96 rating (obviously becaue of comp% and YPA). Guys tend to get figured out, while others are flash in the pans - truthfuly it's been a dry spell for QB's since Eli/Ben/Rivers/Rodgers/Ryan....many have been "crowned", none have hung on to it.

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 Post subject: Re: OT - New Largest NFL Contract to Garoppolo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:02 pm 
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These perennial suck ass teams with tons of "cap" are ruining the league making moves like this. Washington was doing it for years after Snyder took over. He overpaid a bunch of players to HUGE contracts that ruined his team and drove up the price for other teams to pay their players.

Then you had Oakland doing it and still is; giving washed up Gruden 100 mill. And now the 49ers.

I know Tomlin takes a lot of heat around here, but when his next contract is up, he deserves and will have to get more than Gruden. Can the Steelers afford to pay Tomlin or ANY other head coach 100 mill???

The Steelers are rumored to be wanting to extend Bens contract this off season. Ben deserves much more than Jimmy G, like 5 times more. Them assholes just paid Garrapalo 27 million a year. That just fucked us with Ben's contract extension, in my opinion. Damn teams are stupid! Whats that mean for Cousins contract??? Eventually teams won't be able to keep up and the NFL will turn into MLB with have not small market teams and the "Haves". The Steelers will turn into the Pirates.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - New Largest NFL Contract to Garoppolo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:07 pm 
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Steelersfan wrote:
Then you had Oakland doing it and still is; giving washed up Gruden 100 mill. And now the 49ers.


That's dumb, but what you pay coaches doesn't count against your cap. But when it comes to players, it's all contractual and guaranteed - players get X% of revenue, and teams have to be very close to the cap on average.....this also explains why you have CLE basically trading cap for Osweiler last year.

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 Post subject: Re: OT - New Largest NFL Contract to Garoppolo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:08 pm 
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Kodiak wrote:
Steelersfan wrote:
Then you had Oakland doing it and still is; giving washed up Gruden 100 mill. And now the 49ers.


That's dumb, but what you pay coaches doesn't count against your cap. But when it comes to players, it's all contractual and guaranteed - players get X% of revenue, and teams have to be very close to the cap on average.....this also explains why you have CLE basically trading cap for Osweiler last year.


So make it so teams can only spend a certain percentage of the cap on any single player.

Teams like Cleveland might actually work to put together a well rounded roster, then.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - New Largest NFL Contract to Garoppolo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:21 pm 
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Louis Lipps Service wrote:
So make it so teams can only spend a certain percentage of the cap on any single player.


You'd think the CBA would have been all over something like that. Most of the gains are accruing to the very top players, while the guys who average 3.2 years (like 3/4 of the league) get crumbs on minimum deals.

A guy like VWill kind of gets screwed, while any jagoff QB someone thinks can start a few years gets $20M+.

The flipside of that argument, from a competitive standpoint, is if ranges were more tightly banded then there's not much reason for a player to go to a bad team if they can't pay him a lot more. But the way the cap has been going up, teams basically end-up with 5-6 "franchise" guys....pretty much every team is going to have no problem keeping their 7-8 best player, which is why FA has been such slim pickings.

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