Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by domesik:
OK, MadDog, you were right. You said in the end that they would stay in the slot with the gaurenteed money but go huge with the total number. 17 mil gaurenteed (within slot), 40 mil total (no matter how impossible it would be to reach, I think Crabs may reach those goals and I'd be glad he did because that means the 49ers would be kicking some a**).
So fluff or no, the 49ers stayed in slot where it counted, and parlayed to Crabs ego with the total money.
IN THAT SENSE both sides "won"
So lets as 9er fans rejoice what I believe is the beginning of a great run in the NFL.
Agreed. I think the potential great run by the Niners does aid his chances of reaching that bonus $8 million, since he would more than likely take 80% of the snaps in that playoff year. He would only need to reach a Pro-Bowl in another year to make the incentive reached. While a combination of these things is statistically unlikely (less than a 50% chance), I think people are dismissing the potential too quickly, since the more difficult of the two appears to be the Pro-Bowl appearance. And, as we know, good teams, playoff teams, host many more of these players than losing franchises.
Should be a lot of fun to see his interaction with fans soon. When he hits the sidelines on Sunday, the fans are going to be pumped, even the ones angry at this point.
THere are actually two separate things you are confusing. To void the 6th year, he has to reach the targets you mentioned. It is apparently a lot loss less than a 50% chance (only 2 of last 19 first round WRs have achieve this). With the other receivers in the NFC, not likely he makes a probowl.
Second, if you read carefully, this is not the same trigger for the 8mm escalator. They triggers are different and they would probably void the 6th year anyway.
"source pointed out that the "superstar" incentive package, which would push the contract to a six-year, $40 million deal, is essentially a phony term
. Though the performance trigger for the extra $8 million to be paid out in the sixth year of the contract is different than the performance trigger that would void the contract from six years to five,
it's highly unlikely -- as a practical matter -- that Crabtree would earn the "superstar" package without also successfully voiding the sixth year of the deal"
[ Edited by alburns on Oct 10, 2009 at 22:58:28 ]