Originally posted by drake49er:
Gore needs to get paid for what he has done for the Niners. With that said...I also thinks he needs to lower his expectations. His guaranteed money isn't going to be as high as D williams. For those that are concerned with his age and injuries...giving Gore what he wants and keeping the Niners best interest isn't that complicated.
1. Large signing bonus to lower his cap hit.
2. Incentives...For playing X amount of games and gaining certain amount of stats.
If Gore plays like he usually does and stay healthy then he will get paid. If he doesn't...then he doesn't get paid that much. In the end...everyone needs to realize that this is a business. Any NFL team is going to do what's best for them..not the player.
Since when do we pay guys for stuff they've already done for us? I've heard several people say this and it's just stupid imo. Did we go back and pay montana millions more because of the superbowls he won for us? "thanks bro here's millions of dollars for what you've done for us, it's the least we can do..."
Ownership would fire your ass so quickly. You pay guys for what they can be expected to do for you during that contract, not what they've already done.
The league has changed, not only is this a passing league, but just this last year we had 3 runningbacks emerge as 1000+ yd guys who were undrafted or very late round picks(hillis=7th round, blount and green-ellis were undrafted). Seems like a couple really break out every year given enough carries.