Originally posted by PopeyeJonesing:
Originally posted by mcbaes72:
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)
Looks like a reasonable deal.
Bryant is getting nearly 75% guaranteed. The Cowboys got a steal on this contract signing. You gotta wonder if it wasn't more Crabtree than agent to blame for last year's holdout disaster.
He got more guaranteed money than a WR picked two spots earlier last year, and a full million more in guaranteed money than the 24th player picked last year.
How is this the Boys getting a steal? Also consider that there might not be a season next year and the money is guaranteed, as well as the fact the overall money in almost all cases on a five year contract is virtually meaningless.
Seems like a fair deal.
I guess in the slot he was chosen, it was fair. What was going through in my mind when I said "steal" was:
1) Crabtree 10th spot, much more money
2) Agent is Eugene Parker
3) Holdout for what...5 games?
Then, the Cowboys get a talented WR (as talented as Crabtree is debatable, but we'll see) for much less money and will show up for camp on time.
But let me be clear, despite all that, Crabtree was productive for us and I'm glad he's on our team. He even had a chance for ROTY honors had he played a full season.