Originally posted by Gore_21:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
Does anyone else think that the manner in which the Niners handled this would actually increase our chances of signing Aldon to a relatively more favorable deal?
No? Yeah, you're probably right.
Problem is the greedy agents get in the way. It's up to a player to tell an agent I want to be here and I'll take less to stay here. Problem is doesn't seem like guys do that they just let the agent handle their business. The agents pretty much care about getting a salary that is equal to players who put up similar #'s. I mean why else does Flacco need 120 million instead of 90-100 million allowing them to keep guys like Boldin and possibly Reed and Ellerbe. The agents see oh he got this much (even if desperate team overpaid) nd we are as good or better than them so we should get as much or more. It's almost like these players and agents want just a huge number to brag about Even if it's like Nate Clements case where the last year was nullified automatically so was like 7 years 70 million instead of 8 years 8 million. Guy ended up with like 4 years 42 million or so but he got to say he was the highest paid defensive player in history. Look at Iupati, wonder if the guy would even speak up since he is so quiet and say I want to be here, I will take less to be here. Maybe he said I'll take 30 million and the agent said no way I'll get you 50 million even if its from someone else. It's up to the player to make sure a deal gets done because if you let agents handle it they fight tooth and nail to the end and they don't like to cave in.
Great point(s). Your aforementioned examples are what make me appreciate the no-nonsense attitude of Justin Smith. Arguably our best player for the past half-decade, dude represented himself and got a deal done with no agent needed. The Cowboy is definitely one-of-a-kind.