Originally posted by tohara3:
I would like Clements to restructure his contract & stay here.
I post this a lot and will continue to do so. Clemens is not making that much money.
The top CB salary in the league in 2009 was $13.2 million. Franchise tag money for a CB is $9.5 million and the transition tag amount is $8 million. The 10th highest paid CB made $6 million this year.
Here are the numbers for Clement's contract:
2014 is a voidable year. Clements will never see that money. $3.5 million is not even top 20 CB money. The 2010 salary of $6 million doesn't even crack top 10 money. 2011 and 2012 and 2013 are probably close to top 10 but excessively so.
Nate had a top 10 year in 2007. 2008 his performance fell off. 2009 he was on pace for another top 10 or 15 year before he got hurt. Unless he experiences a huge drop off in production over the next couple of years there's no need to restructure his contract until 2011 at the earliest.
I should just put this in a word document and save it since I look up this information so often.