first of all:
from the first one:
"It would have received much more attention if the Washington Redskins had used a completion bonus to give Albert Haynesworth a first-year cap number of, say, $3.8 million — or, theoretically, as low as $2.796 million — instead of $7 million."
can anyone calculate those 2.796$ million for me in a dummy way???
"His guaranteed money consists of a $5 million signing bonus, a $21 million protected option bonus in 2010 and $15 million in base salaries during his first three years....If the Redskins don't exercise the option, several of the base salaries would increase and become fully or partially guaranteed, adding up to the same $21 million in additional guarantees, making the option bonus "protected" and that money guaranteed."
what is that option good for if you have to pay the option bonus anyway???is it usual to give the players such protected option bonuses? since when do the franchises guarantee base salaries, like the 15$ mio. for the first three years in haynesworth's contract? up to now I thought that guaranteed money=signing bonus and nothing more...
if anyone dont know what im talking about, look at the second article.