Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Aldon Smith insinuated on NFLN that he will be the number 1 player on the NFL's top 100 next year. In other words, the best player in the league. He is going to want a max contract. 16 mil per is probably on the cheap side of what he will ask for.
Kap is no doubt going to want a max contract as well. 20 mil per is on the cheap side of what he will ask for. When quarterbacks like Romo and Stafford are making more than that in 2014+ I'm not sure why this surprises people.
Brown is the least of our worries. Any veteran who makes any kind of money has the potential to get cut. The only untouchables are probably Willis and Bowman.
Why do people think Justin Smith signed on the cheap? Because he knew he would be released if he did not.
Why do you keep saying that about Justin Smith. He wasnt ever gonna get cut. He would of retired or signed elsewhere. He NEVER would of been cut, he did us a favor, we needed his production, 1st major injury he had, and he still played good once back. Dude is a fighter, and proud he is a 49er. One of my fav 49ers of all time. And favorite veteran FA pickup of all time that I can recall. Only 29, so previous years are blank to me.
Ok, not cut, you're right; but he needed to reduce his cap figure, and he did. Otherwise we would not have resigned him. Of course not because of his ability, but because of cap issues.
Some people think we can get Aldon for 8 mil per and Kap for around 12 mil per and then Iupati for like 3 mil per, or something ridiculous like that. I'm just trying to prepare people for next off season when the s**t hits the fan. We are going to lose a LOT of players and the webzone might go nuclear. Veterans are always going to be the ones to go first.
There's this odd vibe around here by many that we are going to be able to keep everyone we have through some front office magic.
The front office has been great, but they can't pull off miracles, and they have also been a bit lucky up to this point.
We got RayMac pretty cheap, we got Bowman pretty cheap, we got Staley dirt cheap, now we got Smith for cheap. Mac and Staley were signed at the perfect time, Bowman just wants to be here. Justin Smith obviously wants to be here too.
Those four players are exceptions. We are now staring at Kap (who currently makes nothing), Aldon (who is currently on his super discount rookie contract), Iupati and Crabtree. Despite all of our bargain signings, we are still at the edge of the salary cap right now. This means we have to cut out 20 mil per (for Kap), 16 mil per (for Aldon), and maybe 20 mil per for Iupati and Crabtree. That's 56 millon that has to come from gutting our roster. Even without Crabtree, that's still 45 mil of roster cuts.
We don't have 4 Alex Smith's on our roster to cut. We are going to have to cut a LOT of good players, veteran players, there is simply no way around it. I don't think it will cripple us. We draft well. I'm just saying people will have to be prepared.
*Edit: replace the word "cut" with "lose". I don't know why I keep using the word "cut". I use it metaphorically, like "cutting the fat out".
[ Edited by BrianGO on Jul 21, 2013 at 2:28 AM ]