Originally posted by Gavintech:
Originally posted by crabman82:
matt ryans 2nd contract after 1 playoff win: 6 years 113.7 million
joe flaccos 2nd deal after a sb win : 6 years 120 million
A.) Those were both horrible decisions by their respective GM's. No one else was going to pay either of them that much in free agency.
B.) They were after longer periods of time and more success. Ryan had just come off his 5th season throwing 4,719 yards and 32 TDs with a 69% completion percentage. He was their offense! Kap has been in the league for three and only started a season and a half. His first year as a starter he threw for 3,179 yards and 21 TDs with a 58% completion percentage. While that is a pretty good year, especially when you factor in his rushing yards and TDs, its nothing like what Ryan did the year before he got his contract.
Joe Flacco's deal was straight retarded. Such a good deal they lost Anquan Boldin and probably a playoff birth for it.
Not sure why people keep acting like other team's mistakes mean everyone is going to make the same mistake.
It's called, "the market." I'm not saying you're being illogical, I'm just saying you're not taking into consideration the leverage Kap has in terms of the going rate for "franchise QBs"
and even more so if we win a title in the next few weeks (back-to-back SB appearances would undoubtedly qualify him as a franchise QB). Both sides will do their thing...the team will talk about his lack of comparable production, Kap's side will talk about how the Harbaugh system isn't set up for huge production from its QB, etc., etc., etc. Ultimately, if we want to keep Kap, we'll have to pay him at the Ryan/Rodgers level....if we don't, trust me, someone else will. And though you might say "fine, go ahead and walk then," I highly doubt this organization will let that happen. Particularly if he brings home a 6th title.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Jan 8, 2014 at 4:40 PM ]