Crabtree has been making good coin also and I still think we make an attempt to extend him at some point but we may not be able to. A lot of this will depend on this season and his recovery which should be optimal with our training staff
Obviously this is a great deal for the 9ers. With the way Justin works, I can't see a significant drop off the next 3 years. Even if the sacks go down, he'll still be a top ten 3-4 DE, able to stuff the run. What I find interesting is the way the contract is structured. Why get all this cap money for 2013? Just to plan for an injury? Im not buying that. Also, the cap figures of 6.7 (2014) and 6.2 (2015) would still rank him near the top of our team.
2014 Cap Hits
Rogers = 8.075 ( will be cut )
Brooks = 7.5 ( may be reduced with deescalaters )
Vern = 7.367
Bow = 7.050
Pat = 6.909 Smith = 6.7
Gore = 6.4
Ray Mc = 5.3
2015 Cap Hits
Pat = 9.2
Rogers = 9.075 ( gone )
Brooks = 8.35 ( cut or restructured?? )
Bow = 7.75
Vern = 7.017 Smith = 6.2
So we pushed out money from this year, when we really did not need to, to make Justin a top 5 cap hit the next 2 years? What's going to happen when we need to give out Mega Deals to Aldon and Kap in 2014 or 2015? What about Iupati? What about Crabs?
I'm not complaining about Justin, but why not pay him 8M this year, part of his new 3 year deal ( 16,699,998 total ) and make him a cap hit of 4M the next two years....years when we desperately need space???
The FO is up to something if they cleared out all that room for 2013.
This FO is smart. Most likely you're going to see a guy like Iupati signing an extension before the season starts.
"Either way, it's a big win for the 49ers, who can now carry the extra cap dollars to 2014"
Smith's deal seems to be another astute move by the front office. Good work team $$$. Not sure what Reid will cost but it can't be extravagant at 18. Not cheap but I'm guessing we take the 5th year option on him. Aren't these picks pretty much locked in to a salary structure with little room for wiggle?
Sounds like they just converted a little more than 2 mil of his 7mil base salary for this year to save cap room. Turning some of his 7mil base salary into guarantee money save him from losing the game check if he gets injured and misses some games (not sure on this).
Kinda like if you're a lotto winner. You decide if you take less up front lump sum, or the whole sum spread out through life time.
Originally posted by braap49er:
I wouldn't be surprised if they offered him a job on the staff helping Tomsula out or something
Hopefully they give Justin and Gore jobs after they are done if they would be up for that. Even if they are low level assistants would be nice to keep those guys around.
RotoWorld says this: His $7.5 million 2013 base salary was converted into a $6.56 million signing bonus, a $940,000 base salary with a $500,000 workout bonus, and a $100,000 roster bonus. In 2014, he'll earn $4.55 million (inc 1.4 mil roster bonus) in 2015, he'll receive $4.05 million in salary (inc 1.4 mil roster bonus). Despite Smith's age, it's a very team-friendly deal for arguably the best 3-4 end in football.
So sounds like he decided to turn most of the money this year into a signing bonus so he could get the money upfront. Smart for an older player. In 2014 and 2015 he is taking a major discount to be with us. He probably could have got 2 times that much on the open market but he didn't want to be anywhere else and we didn't want him anywhere else.
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