Man I LOVED him in college, he seemed unstoppable at Texas Tech. Great route running, EXCELLENT hands, big time clutch catches, ability to separate..etc. I was so thrilled the day we STOLE him from the Raiders..but then the holdout and Deion drama took place and it all came crashing down.
My love turned to hate real quick. I LOVED reading about Vern rippin him a new @ss. He has a LONG way ( even more so after those terrible dropped passes in the NO game and not showing up against the Gmen ) to win me back. YOU BROKE MY HEART FREDO!!!!!!!
This is what was reported after he signed his deal=
Crabtree gets a six-year contract that can turn into a five-year deal if he lives up to his potential as the 10th pick in the 2009 draft, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.According to the source, Crabtree has a couple of scenarios that could void the sixth year of his contract. If he goes to a Pro Bowl during his first four years, along with playing 80 percent of the offensive snaps during a separate season in which the 49ers reach the playoffs, the source said the contract voids to five years. Another provision would be going to a Pro Bowl in the first four years along with going to a second Pro Bowl in five years. According to the source, the Crabtree contract is for six years and $32 million that could maximize to $40 million if he achieves every incentive in the deal. The guarantee in the contract is $17 million, but he is expected to make $19 million over the first three years and $23 million over the first four years. The five-year deal is worth $28 million, according to the source.
09 = bust
10 = bust
11 = average
12 = ??
"If he goes to a Pro Bowl during his first four years, along with playing 80 percent of the offensive snaps during a separate season in which the 49ers reach the playoffs, the source said the contract voids to five years"
Since Crabtree took 65 percent of the offensive snaps last year, that doesn't count towards his "out clause"
"Another provision would be going to a Pro Bowl in the first four years along with going to a second Pro Bowl in five years"
The only way he gets to void year 6 is if he makes the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2013.
I think we will see a VERY motivated Crabtree this year so that he can opt out of his contract after 2013. Then he can go where he always wanted to play from the get go...Dallas. If he makes the Pro Bowl the next two years? ILL PACK HIS BAGS FOR HIM!!!!
[ Edited by DRUSTOPO on Apr 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM ]