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McNabb deal isn't such a game-changer after all

Posted on: November 16, 2010 11:35 am
 
D. McNabb's five-year deal doesn't seem all that great today (US Presswire).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz


When you first hear the numbers from a player’s contract, those figures oftentimes are inflated, because the player’s agent oftentimes is the one who’s leaking the numbers. In an effort to make the player – and, indirectly, himself – look good, he talks about the maximum possible that player COULD receive.

So, on Monday, we wrote about the report that McNabb’s new five-year deal was worth about $78 million, with $40 million guaranteed. Today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter breaks down the contract.

And not surprisingly, it’s not quite as impactful as we all originally thought.

According to Schefter, McNabb would get the $78.5 million if he’s active for each game for the next five seasons. He would get the maximum $88.5 million if he leads the Redskins to the Super Bowl title in all five of those years.

Since there’s no chance in hell he’ll get the absolute maximum, here’s how the money is split.

When he signed the deal, he got a $3.5 million signing bonus (that’s his to keep, regardless), and he’ll get an additional $250,000 if he’s active for the final eight games of the season (after Monday’s contest, it’s the final seven games). In 2011, he could receive a $10 million option bonus and then $2.5 million as his salary (along with other incentives that could boost that total another $3 million).
From there, his salary jumps to $12.75 million, $13 million, and $13.75 million before falling to $13.55 million. Plus, he’s got other bonuses and playoff incentives as well in the final four years of his deal.

Technically, of course, McNabb stands to make a ton of money if he plays for the Redskins through 2015 (when he would be 39 years old for much of the season).

Or, the Redskins could cut McNabb after this season and essentially save themselves about $74 million.

The deal doesn’t sound quite as good that way, does it?

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Since: Jul 27, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2010 3:29 pm
 

McNabb deal isn't such a game-changer after all

Well, when the first news broke on Monday, most if not every sports writer was calling out the Skins FO for being stupid, forking out $78m for a 33 yr old QB. I though Allen had gone senile. Well, that doesn't seems to be the case, in fact the contract is brilliant.

We give McNabb a 2 year window to show us what he's got left and paying him fairly. His salary is accelerated in the final 3 years and I bet he won't see any of that unless he wins the SB (yeah right). 

I know he is not getting it done but he is struggling due to poor o-line and WRs and problems running the scheme/playcalling and also due to his declining skills. We can also look for a heir via the draft or FA to learn behing McNabb whilst retooling the O and D lines and other areas.




Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2010 2:18 pm
 

McNabb deal isn't such a game-changer after all

To concretecharly:

"A QB is supposed to be a leader. He isn't a leader. Both Kolb and Vick are 10 times the leader he ever was."


Really?? REALLY?? You actually believe this. Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick are leaders?? Based on what. Kevin Kolb grade as a pro is "incomplete". Because he hasn't played. And when he got a chance to play, he got hurt. Kolb has how many winning seasons in the NFL?? Exactly..

Michael Vick is a leader?? REALLY?? Based on what?? 5 games this season?? 5 GAMES?? Can't be based on his college career?? It wasn't long and he lost the "big game" too to Florida State. Can't be based off his Atlanta FalconS career.. Where he completed 55% of his passes(Drew Brees just set the record with over 70%) and NEVER was a "leader" enough for the Falcons to have Back to Back winning seasons. McNabb is NOT a leader, to you, But Vick is. With NO Back to Back winning seasons in an almost 10 year career?? REALLY.. With the Falcons, Vick was good one year, bad the next. The he was good one year, hurt the next. Then he was good one year, and in jail the next.. And you think Vick is a leader and McNabb is not?? McNabb has been a model citizen off the field and has a better TD-INT ratio than Peyton Manning, for his career, on the field. Okay, so McNabb could lead James Thrash and Freddie Mitchell to a Superbowl win. News flash: Not too many people could. Get a clue.. 80% of NFL owners would trade their best player, right now, if you could guarantee them they would go to the next 5 championship games in a row.. Like Mcnabb did.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2010 12:04 pm
 

McNabb deal isn't such a game-changer after all

I had no idea the Redskins were moving to Mississippi.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2010 12:02 pm
 

McNabb deal isn't such a game-changer after all

I agree. I'll be willig to bet the 'skins ar planning to dump him as soon as the season ends. The rest of the team has already quit o the season & Mcnabb may as well follow suit.


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