Originally posted by Ceadderman:Originally posted by global_nomad:Originally posted by Ceadderman:Originally posted by global_nomad:
Question of the Day: If Michael Crabtree were declared a free agent right now, how much guaranteed money would the high bidder offer him?
If 49ers raise guaranteed $ for No. 10 pick by a generous 20% from a year ago, Michael Crabtree would receive $16.6 M. Oak paid DHB $23.5 M.
If he WERE a FA player right now, based on his career numbers he would get a guaranteed bed pan and that's it.
I think that it's just a question of whether or not he's willing to move back in his demand and the 9ers to move up from their offer.
In any case it's astoundingly stupid for him to make the claim that he's willing to sit for the year and then enter NEXT YEAR in the draft. I mean honestly, there is a GOOD chance that there will be some exciting WRs' that show enough promise to make the GMs' around the NNFL go "Micheal Who?".
At least ONE WR has a good chance of doing that is any of the returning Gators, given that Tebow has run his OWN off season workouts with his OPffensive unit.
I don't know who is directing Crabtree, but they're blind if they can't see that the future does not give him much wiggle room to negotiate.
I want the team to get him signed but if not, good luck to Crabtree.
I think Maiocco only posed the question so that people could realize two things about Crabtree's demands.
#1. If you are drafted you get paid by slotting not potential
#2. If you are a F.A you get paid by production not potential.
So anyway (including an extension) you sign a contract with a team it is never based on what your projected potential is. So Crabtree's logic about having the potential of the best player in the draft (or a top three player) is very unreasonable because any NFL contract is never based on what you believe your potential is.
Its based on your slot or your production (stats). He wont take his slot and he doesn't have any production on this level so he is being unreasonable, and thats why the media is ripping him about being stupid.
Not everyone is ripping him. Damon Bruce believes the team just needs to get it done. I tend to agree, but if he's being unreasonable it's probably cause those close to him are blowing smoke up his arse. In which case, I take the stance of don't let the door hit you where the sun don't shine on your way out MC. We have enough depth to get along another year without a WR. Giving the team MORE leverage in this than it does MC.
Although its not entirely fair to blame Crabtree, I completely disagree with the idea of, "the 49ers 'just' need to get it done." That is a completely useless statement.
What should they "just" do?
Should they just give Crabtree a DHB contract?
So, let's say they do that.
Next year, BOTH of our first round picks agents are going to remember the 49ers reputation for overpaying for a player because they "just want to get it done."
The agents will demand higher compensation than normal because the 49ers have proven to the league that they are willing to pay it.
Ironically, whenever the word "just" is used (Damon Bruce) to justify something, its usually because emotion has superseded logic.