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Dez Bryant's deal is done

dez bryant is the 1st 1st rounder to sign...

now who's fault is it that crabs held out
Deions fault
Crabtree's
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How does the deal compare to Crabtree's as far as numbers go?
I cant believe it
"This was very important to me to be able to get this done in time for the first practice," Bryant said in comments distributed by the team. "I want to help this team. I want to compete. I can't wait to start playing football again."

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At the end of the day, the agent works for the player, if Crabtree wanted to be in camp on time he could have been. You have to wonder what influenced is decision though, someone sure told him he deserved DHB money.
The deal is for five years and $11.8 million, with $8.5 million guaranteed, a source said. Bryant's agent, Eugene Parker, said some of the language of the contract is still being worked out.
I don't think it's really a similar situation, and we don't know what chips Parker had.

The top WR was taken at the 22nd spot. Bryant was taken at the 24th. The money differential between these two is essentially meaningless, unlike the difference between 7 and 10.

Also, the Broncs taking Thomas didn't cause them to be the laughingstock of the draft, unlike the Raiders taking DHB at 7.

I'm not saying Crabs is without any blame, but I don't think the situations compare.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the contract covers five years, with a base value of $11.8 million and $8.5 million guaranteed.


2009 Comparable Contracts

24th Pick (as was Bryant)
Peria Jerry DT Atlanta Signed 5 years, $13.25 million ($7.55M guaranteed)

22nd Pick (Closest WR)
Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Signed 5 years, $14.25 million ($8.4M guaranteed)




Looks like a reasonable deal.
maybe Parker wanted to redeem himself
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
maybe Parker wanted to redeem himself

that's what I'm thinking as well. If Parker had another high-profile holdout, it might have been the end of him as an agent.

Now that he got this deal in time and it's the first 1st round pick signed, he's getting good publicity and he can write off the Crabtree saga as a one-off occurrence.

-9fA
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the contract covers five years, with a base value of $11.8 million and $8.5 million guaranteed.


2009 Comparable Contracts

24th Pick (as was Bryant)
Peria Jerry DT Atlanta Signed 5 years, $13.25 million ($7.55M guaranteed)

22nd Pick (Closest WR)
Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Signed 5 years, $14.25 million ($8.4M guaranteed)





Guaranteed money is the only number worth looking at. If Bryant is any good or any bad the chance of him playing for the boys under this contract for all five years is pretty slim.
[ Edited by PopeyeJonesing on Jul 22, 2010 at 5:42 PM ]
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
maybe Parker wanted to redeem himself

that's what I'm thinking as well. If Parker had another high-profile holdout, it might have been the end of him as an agent.

Now that he got this deal in time and it's the first 1st round pick signed, he's getting good publicity and he can write off the Crabtree saga as a one-off occurrence.

-9fA


Or maybe he thought if I can't get over on Jed York, I'm sure as s**t not going to get over on Jerry Jones . . . so I should just set the market.
It probably has more to do with the fact that Dez Bryant had less leverage than any other first round pick since he has not played in a year.
Originally posted by SFL49ER:
I cant believe it

I honestly thought that Dez was going to hold out