Originally posted by 9erReign:
I guess you never want a first round pick then huh? Thats just part of the NFL draft.
But IF it is $18M guaranteed it is less than DHB who got $23.5M guaranteed. Which makes it a relative steal IMO. I've been watching Raider games and DHB sucks.
Nobody is saying MC didn't "win" when it comes to a ton of money for an unproven NFL player. Just that the Niners didn't give in to his ridiculous "I should have been top 5, so pay me like it" antics. I hope they paid him #10 money.
Actually, as a general rule...no, I don't. At least not a high one. They're grossly overpaid for their risk/reward ratio, and while that's just how it is with the draft, it doesn't change the fact that their salaries are part of a system that employs a hard salary cap, and they're paid comparably to high level free agents who have considerably less risk attached to them.
DHB got $23.5M guaranteed, but greater insanity doesn't make lesser insanity more palatable. I think that there's a reason that the teams that are often considered to be "cheap" are the ones who are consistently contenders. (Steelers, Pats, Eagles) They don't overpay free agents, including their own, and don't make a habit of paying unproven players top dollar.