Does anyone think this is new?
Thats why I always argue with peeps who say a teams income doesn't mean anything because of the cap. Tell that to Art Modell when they were in Cleveland and actually had to take out a loan from the bank to pay Andre Risons Signing Bonus. Of COURSE it matters.
The good news? The Niners have a new stadium coming so they will have all new revenue streams.
BTW..I MUCH prefer this formula to that of MLB and the NBA. Those guaranteed contracts totally screw you for many, many years. I like signing guys to a huge contract and then being able to cut them when they don't perform.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Mar 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM ]