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Tom Brady Restructures Contract Again To Help Patriots

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Brady contract is a restructure. Least that's what they are calling it. He had some sort of "skill guarantee" in his contract. Well now it's an injury guarantee. He only gets it if he is injured. Guessing it has to be a career ending injury

It means that prior to this restructure, the entirety of his $$ was guaranteed even if he regressed to the point the Pats wanted to cut him. Now, if the Pats want to cut him for a reason other than injury, they don't have to pay him the full guarantee.

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Near the end of his career and has the #1 seed, and still makes cuts to help the team improve even more

We have like 20 free agents, that's a lot of players were have to obtain in the offseason and even at vet min it's gonna eat a lot of cap

It's not like we all know you don't have an agenda, why don't you repeat yourself a few more times?

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People say cap is the least of our problems, meanwhile Matt Ryan just got smashed last nite "because of a sorry O-Line".

So getting your $100 Million QB smashed is just fine then...(because he's a tough QB)

How are the sorry o-line and our cap related? TD's thrown some pretty big $$$ at OL the last few seasons ( Baker, Blalock, Asa ).

Matt's contract is not hampering our cap.

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People say cap is the least of our problems, meanwhile Matt Ryan just got smashed last nite "because of a sorry O-Line".

So getting your $100 Million QB smashed is just fine then...(because he's a tough QB)

Do you have anything to suggest that the best OLs are the most expensive?

So then it's not really a problem.

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It means that prior to this restructure, the entirety of his $$ was guaranteed even if he regressed to the point the Pats wanted to cut him. Now, if the Pats want to cut him for a reason other than injury, they don't have to pay him the full guarantee.

good move for the Pats. But from how I read it if he didn't keep up his current play he wouldn't get that money before restructuring. I know now the Pats can cut him and it won't cost them like you said

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Most of those players aren't must-retains. Our cap situation is very very healthy.

And you'd expect him to do that at the end of his career. Thats what guys do at the end of their careers. When you've made your money, you prioritize things differently. I'm sure if/when we are in a situation where we need to move $$$ around in Ryan's contract, he'll do that.

Even if they aren't going to be brought back, to sign 20 players to replace them at vet min will take up $10 million of the cap

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Brady contract is a restructure. Least that's what they are calling it. He had some sort of "skill guarantee" in his contract. Well now it's an injury guarantee. He only gets it if he is injured. Guessing it has to be a career ending injury

How won't he obtain the skill guarantee?

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Even if they aren't going to be brought back, to sign 20 players to replace them at vet min will take up $10 million of the cap

Why do you have to replace them with vets? Draft some, and pull some from the current backups still on low pay contracts. If a majority of these guys are 3rd stringers or STs type the cap hit won't be insane.

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If there was a simple formula, every team would be doing the same thing.

We didn't go 10-22 because we didn't have money, we went 10-22 because we were scared to spend it.

...and if we look at our O-Line for next year what has changed (besides possible coaching - Tice and new HC)

Baker (IR) - always hurt

Johnson (IR) - always hurt

Matthews (got hurt twice this year - good player)

Holmes (Stamina Issues)

Schraeder (getting butt kicked)

Konz (Bust?)

Do I need to go on....? Matt Ryan is not a tough QB for getting hit like that, it's stupid. He gets hit more and harder than scrambling QBs (Wilson, Kapernick, Cam, RG III)

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Why do you have to replace them with vets? Draft some, and pull some from the current backups still on low pay contracts. If a majority of these guys are 3rd stringers or STs type the cap hit won't be insane.

The minimum a player makes is $420K, drafted or signed off the street

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Do you have anything to suggest that the best OLs are the most expensive?

So then it's not really a problem.

I never said the best are the most expensive, but it is a problem with Matt Ryan taking hits like he has. It's sort of like an emergency signal saying "this needs some major attention". An indicator, just like a gas light or oil light, and Matt Ryan is feeling the result of neglect

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Tom Brady has made his money. He realizes he doesn't have much longer to play and he clearly wants to win a ring over getting paid. Not saying Matt wants the money over winning.

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I could only imagine what a barren wasteland of thought this place would be if we were in the "enviable" position of having no franchise QB but all sorts of money to spend on the OL. Then we could be like the other 15 teams in the league with nightmare QB situations.

If you saw the game yesterday and throughout the year, it's been a Nightmare for Matt Ryan. It's worse because we have a good QB. Didn't Ryan lead the league in most hurried, hits, sacks?

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Even if they aren't going to be brought back, to sign 20 players to replace them at vet min will take up $10 million of the cap

Not really. Remember, the cap number is based on the Top 51 plus you can always work with structure.

We're really in good shape. Yes, that money will go quickly but we have enough space to flesh out the roster make one big signing, extend Julio (his cap # will go down most likely) and sign a handful of middle tier roster guys.

We're fine. The majority of the teams around us in terms of cap space are desperately looking for a QB which puts a cap on how effective they can be. We have a really nice situation with a supportive owner, an established franchise QB, some nice young pieces and a pretty easy path in the division. It hurts now but I like where we're at big picture-wise.

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I never said the best are the most expensive, but it is a problem with Matt Ryan taking hits like he has. It's sort of like an emergency signal saying "this needs some major attention". An indicator, just like a gas light or oil light, and Matt Ryan is feeling the result of neglect

Part of that is on Matt Ryan. Not all of it but part of it. He needs to be a bit more decisive. But the protection has been legitimately good for most of the last two months or so. This was an awful game but it's still one game.

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...and if we look at our O-Line for next year what has changed (besides possible coaching - Tice and new HC)

Baker (IR) - always hurt

Johnson (IR) - always hurt

Matthews (got hurt twice this year - good player)

Holmes (Stamina Issues)

Schraeder (getting butt kicked)

Konz (Bust?)

Do I need to go on....? Matt Ryan is not a tough QB for getting hit like that, it's stupid. He gets hit more and harder than scrambling QBs (Wilson, Kapernick, Cam, RG III)

Baker Jun 1st cut won't have to pay him after that.

Johnson who cares he's a min cost anyway.

Matthews will be fine don't know why you bothered to mention him.

Konz agreed he's a waste of time.

Holmes & Schraeder have both improved markedly under Tice.

The line has improved out of sight from the ****** Pat Hill years.Tice has done a real good job he's taken guys like the last mentioned off the scrap heap and made them into players when Hill basically ended these guys.

The only guy that hurts the cap is Baker but after Jun the 1st he's goneski's as all his guaranteed $$$ is due him in the first 2 years of his contract so the dead money won't be as bad.

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The minimum a player makes is $420K, drafted or signed off the street

Still plenty of cap room to sign guys like that then smile.png Looking at our FA list most of the 20 are making far less than $1M a year already, and I don't think may of them are looking at big raises.

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