Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Hey, just because the Bears are goofy (dumbp), that shouldn't be a marker to use for getting to a figure for kap. I believe AB 81 thot 3-4 yrs at $14(avg 12-16) for this time around, but still, nothing can be decided until we win out. Yes that is being optimistic, but in those circumstances, I suspect he would be worth more than ABs intial thots( hope I quoted you closely from your estimate 3 mos or so ago, AB) . In any event, check AB 81s blog as well as his pieces here on WZ for a very accurate number.
Yeah I said about 4 months ago, he wasn't a 100M QB, and I still stand by that. He is a $14-$16M a yr QB though. I just think he is smart enough to realize not to bank on 1 big deal. Also we need to protect ourselves against possible problems. Kap has been great in 2 seasons, but he still has flaws. Some could say he looks good cause in 2012 he had Crabs, and 2013 he had Vernon and Boldin ballin.
I would go no higher than 65M Over 4 years, thats an average of $16.25M a yr. That should satisfy him. It will be interesting to see if they do signing bonus, or just straight up guaranteed base salaries. Cutler didn't get a bonus when signed. So interested in seeing this when offseason comes.
Also FYI, teams are now allowed to extend 2011 draft picks, once Week 17 ended, the window opened, we also need to decide on Aldon's 5th yr option. Should be in the $8.5 and $9.5M range for 2015.