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How much to pay Iupati?

Let's just convince everybody that it's all for one and one for all and divide the total cap figure by 53 and pay everybody around $2.25 million a year . . . check your ego at the door. Everybody thinks we're a bunch of socialists in the Bay Area anyway. No I'm not serious.
The Titans have screwed up the Guard market by guaranteeing Andy Levitre about $8 mil a year. I don't see any way the Niners are going to go to those levels considering the fact that they are very deep with young developing O-line talent. They've got Kilgore, Looney, Bykowski and Marquardt in development and they've got Snyder who can play every position on the line. Looney proved this year that he can play. Marquardt is an absolute beast. I used to think they were going to keep Iupati, but now I'm pretty sure he'll get an offer he can't refuse and the Niners can't match.
He's as good as gone. Premier LGs make good money in today's NFL and its more important to re-sign Crabs, Kaep and Aldon. Look for Looney to be plugged into the LG spot for 2016, which is the correct course of action.
[ Edited by doc_brown_ on Feb 7, 2014 at 5:11 PM ]
Shouldn't use an early pick on a guard If the thinking includes letting him walk after his rookie deal should he become an all-pro.
Originally posted by mug0mug:
Shouldn't use an early pick on a guard If the thinking includes letting him walk after his rookie deal should he become an all-pro.

It's not that he became an All-Pro. It's that we happened to draft a franchise QB and record setting OLB linebacker the following year, drafted an All-Pro ILB the same year we got Iupati, and Michael Crabtree finally came on. It happens. Welcome to the salary cap era (1994 - ?).
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by mug0mug:
Shouldn't use an early pick on a guard If the thinking includes letting him walk after his rookie deal should he become an all-pro.

It's not that he became an All-Pro. It's that we happened to draft a franchise QB and record setting OLB linebacker the following year, drafted an All-Pro ILB the same year we got Iupati, and Michael Crabtree finally came on. It happens. Welcome to the salary cap era (1994 - ?).

Exactly. There's a lot of talent on this team, and not enough money to pay everyone. On some teams Iupati could be one of their 5 best players and a slam dunk to re-sign. Here in SF, he's probably not even one of our top 10 players. We just can't break the bank to keep him.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Feb 7, 2014 at 5:23 PM ]
He's gone.
Someone will overpay big time for him.
He's probably pretty beat up, has had lingering injuries all year and I'm sure only the team knows the extent of the injuries.
We won't offer anything near what he'll get in FA.
Hoping Looneys more of a pass protector, or we draft one.
Originally posted by mug0mug:
Shouldn't use an early pick on a guard If the thinking includes letting him walk after his rookie deal should he become an all-pro.


Why? Five year rookie contracts are the best way to combat the salary cap. Five years is a long time.
Seems like He would have to be willing to give the Niners a Big Home team discount, something in the. 5/6 million a year range, for the FO to even consider trying to extend his contract this offseason. Barring that, Me thinks, they see how good he plays next season and still let him go.
Originally posted by GNS1310:
He's gone.
Someone will overpay big time for him.
He's probably pretty beat up, has had lingering injuries all year and I'm sure only the team knows the extent of the injuries.
We won't offer anything near what he'll get in FA.
Hoping Looneys more of a pass protector, or we draft one.


If he keeps playing the way he played last year, we might need to replace him BEFORE his contract is up.
Iupati's last year. Potential trade bait for draft pick. He will not get a big contract from the Niners. Guaranteed.
Originally posted by sdaddy101269:
I say trade him to the Browns along With 2 2nd rounds picks for Josh Gordon.

We already blew any chance we may have had at Josh Gordon by not making a move at the beginning of the 2013 season. He was the best WR in the league last year. No way they let him go for Iupati and two 2nds.
Go cheap in other places, but don't go cheap at the LOS.
Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
I agree on letting Iupati walk, he's been massively injury prone as of late, and he's a mediocre pass-blocker. Even before Iupati suffered injury symptoms I saw our (even more) mediocre Snyder fill in better than Mike did (specially later on, when we hosted Seattle back in week 14).

Putting homerism aside (completely), I think Boone and Staley are the only guys on our line (period) worth commanding ANY money in the future.

agree 100 percent with this. staley probably our best oline and boone probably right behind him. if were to rank them all id go staley, boone, davis, lupati, goodwin.
Originally posted by PRIMETIME21:
Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
I agree on letting Iupati walk, he's been massively injury prone as of late, and he's a mediocre pass-blocker. Even before Iupati suffered injury symptoms I saw our (even more) mediocre Snyder fill in better than Mike did (specially later on, when we hosted Seattle back in week 14).

Putting homerism aside (completely), I think Boone and Staley are the only guys on our line (period) worth commanding ANY money in the future.

agree 100 percent with this. staley probably our best oline and boone probably right behind him. if were to rank them all id go staley, boone, davis, lupati, goodwin.


Isn't it funny how those top three are the ones that are signed for the next two+ years? Baalke strikes again.