Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Following up after AB is pretty hard, nearly impossible. . Here's what I would add though. The Brian Go guys are assuming kap is just going to be the bigger pig at the trough. You folks are not giving Kap credit for also being able to see what the horrible signing of flacco meant to the ravens...what's left of them. I think Kap is one whale of a Qb, yes, still young yet. But I also think Kap is pretty smart and he can put $20 mil together with the numbers laid out...and it just doesn't work out if you want to win. He will have plenty of time to make money with endorsements with a SB win. And call me "pie in the sky" or whatever, but I just think Kap is smarter than flacco, and all other Qbs who hogged all the money.
The bigger pig theory is not hard to fathom. And at Kap's age, young, he has the capability to be fantastic with all the top flite moving parts around him. You all really believe Kap is going to be the bigger pig when he knows that will help decimate this team faster than anything else ?. It will also keep him from winning SBs, and wth Kap plus the well managed salaries we have, he is smart enough to see multi SBs in his near future. Why be the bigger pig and blow that? And don't for a moment think Kap hasn't had thots about a bunch of SBs. But that takes sacrifice, doing salary deals that help keep this great team together. People that say kap is going to jump at that monster payday, are selling our QB short. Frankly, altho I believe Brian believes Kap will just follow what other QBs have done and take the dough, I feel you are greatly underestimating just how badly Kap wants that honor....glory...prestige...the money will follow. Honestly, between money and SB, Kap knows what he wants. Lots of time to make money later. Hell, some teams have yet to BE in a SB. And Kap is looking down the barrel of a bunch of them.
In the case of Flacco, Stafford, especially Romo, I take back what I said. They SHOULD have taken that big payday. Because those guys all KNOW they will never see the SB , or in Flacco's place( see it again). Hence, so what if they screw their teams. Might as well take money because none of those boys will attend a SB unless as a visitor. So, yeah, I do see their point. Kap is not in that position. He can sense it, feel it. It draws him. And then once he wins a SB, he will turn around and do it again. We are close, Kap is close. I don't see him hurting this team with a $20 mil deal....but what do I know?
I am underestimating Kaps ability to take less money? Ok. But based on what? All I am basing it on is the fact that not single NFL quarterback that I am aware of (with the possible exception of Brady, but I'll get to that in a moment) has taken a significant pay cut in order to "help the team be great".
So, what about Brady? I am not sure how the SOLE exception to the rule proves that Kap is not "greedy", but let's pretend it does.
Tom Brady took a reduced base salary, true, but he is guaranteed an unbelievable 57 million for INJURY. That means, if Brady suffers a career ending injury, the Patriots are on the hook for 57 million for five seasons. http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/8990773/tom-brady-guarantees-nearly-doubled-deal-source
So Brady is taking "less" money, sure, but it is GUARANTEED money. Not only this, but Brady's wife makes almost, if not more money than he does. So it's not as if Brady is doing some kind of noble deed, sitting in shining armor on a white horse. He is trading money for insurance. He has already experienced a bad injury, so that fear is probably in the front of his mind.
If we paid Kap a five year deal for 57 million guaranteed for injury, most people on this site would flip out, start berating Baalke etc.
So I am curious, would you rather we paid Kap like Brady; about 14 mil base, with 57 million guaranteed for injury
? It would save a lot of cap room, but whoa neely, would we cringe every time a mosquito got near Kaepernick.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Sep 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM ]