Originally posted by FaTaL:
Originally posted by JustinNiner:
you have no idea, when a player restructures his deal hes not taking a pay cut
Yea these are the players who will be niners for life. Screw players like Tbrown and Goldson who just want the green and choose big pay days on sucky teams who will never sniff a superbowl
Actually they can restructure and take a pay cut. That's when a player cuts his base salary down, like Baldwin, or Dahl, and gets Not Likely To Be Earned Incentives, which aren't reachable.
If Brooks did this, it means he is a true team player, and he likely got the 49ers to get rid of the de-escalators, those are killing him, lost $1.6M and $900K in past 2 seasons.
The other restructure is lowering base salary, get an up front signing bonus, which prorates over the length of the deal, 5 years max, like Steelers, Cowboys, Saints have been doing. That's immediate savings. The 49ers aren't known for those deals. They don't like tying up future money when not needed. Not sure why they would do this for Brooks, it has to be a pay cut. There is no way they will pay DeSean Jackson 10M a year. I pray it's for a guy like Kap or Crabs. Cully maybe but he could lower base salary back to $645K and use difference and some for signing bonus, similar to what Bruce Miller probably did.