Originally posted by btthepunk:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by SFrush:
Only 2-3 QB's in the League get 20 mil per season. Kaep won't get that much.
Those contracts are only setting the benchmark for future contracts.
With players like Stafford and Eli Manning making 20 million in 2013, and players like Flacco, Romo, and Brees making well over that in 2014+ do you really think Kap's agent is going to fall asleep at the wheel when its time to renew his contract in 2014?
Heck, Phillip Rivers is nearly making 20 million (17.1). You think Kap's agent is seriously going to ask for, what, 16 million?
When those players signed those contracts they had shown more for longer than Kaep has.
Stafford is overpaid but he IS a pretty good QB who puts up big numbers.
Eli has 2 rings and 2 superbowl MVP's.
Flacco has won a playoff game every year in the league and just won a superbowl MVP.
Brees is a major QB record holder and holds several more NFL records and he too is a superbowl MVP.
Rivers was an MVP candidate a couple years but has fallen apart. Has won more playoff games than Kaep.
Romo obviously is overpaid but he has always put up big numbers and holds several Cowboys records including TD's and lowest interception rate. He even holds the #5 all time NFL career passer rating. Just falls apart in the playoffs like the rest of his team.
I love Kaepernick and want him here for a long long time. He is not a $20M QB yet though. He'll need to win an MVP and a superbowl in the next two years to get that.
Quarterback value is based upon how valuable the player is to the team. If his agent asks for 20 mil per, what is the team supposed to say? "No?"
Look at Flacco, Stafford, Rivers, Romo. It doesn't matter what accolades a quarterback has, what matters is value. What choice do those teams have? Should Detroit let Stafford walk because he isn't worth the money? Who would they replace him with?
Teams with franchise quarterbacks have no leverage at all. They have to pay what the market price for "franchise quarterbacks" is. If your team's franchise quarterback is better or worse than another, it doesn't matter. The leagues top 15 or so quarterbacks are going to be paid 20+ million, because losing them is almost unthinkable to their respective franchises.
Franchise quarterbacks in no particular order:
Brady, P Manning, E Manning, Rodgers, Rivers, Romo, Flacco, Stafford, RGIII, Ryan, Luck, Dalton, Wilson, Roethlisberger, Brees and yes Kap.
Borderline players: Newton, Cutler, Schaub.
The franchise players either currently make 20+ million, make very close to 20 million, or they will soon make 20+ million when they sign their new contracts. Very few of them have won a Super Bowl or have been an MVP.
If you look at Kap's numbers, they are almost a mirror image to RGIII. Very efficient with tons of big play ability. Top five in the league in terms of per play efficiency and INT ratio. Kap is a top five quarterback just going by those numbers. His agent would laugh in our faces if we offered anything less than 20 mil per. They will probably ask for 25 mil per.
In 2015 Tony Romo will cost 25 million, Brees 26 million. In 2016 Flacco will cost 28 million. If Kap even sniffs the Pro-Bowl next season, we would be extremely lucky to get him for 20 mil per.