In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
In response to MattC05's comment:
I have at no point said he will definitely be paid the full 16 million over 4 years. Although there is a chance he might, if his play improves to the point where it is more worthwhile to keep him on the roster than to save 3.5 million against the cap in Year 4.
He is only guaranteed 7.5 million if he is cut after Year One. If they bring him back in Year 2, all of a sudden his guarantee becomes 9.5 million. If they bring him back in Year 3, his guarantee becomes 12.5 million.
You see the "7.5 million guaranteed" (or 8.25) and you think that's all they are going to pay him. That is dead WRONG. Since the cap charges are so onerous if they cut him before the final year of his deal, his actual guarantee is 12.5 million over 3 years. Think of it as a "soft guarantee." Legally, they are only obligated to pay him the 7.5 (or 8.25), but that is only if they cut him after one season. For every year they bring him back, you have to add his salary for that year into the guarantee.
You're still saying regardless he averages 4 million per year, but that's not true if he gets cut after 2013 for example. He'd get thr 7.5 (or 8.25 which number is accurate) and only be an overpriced nickel for a year, but there is no 16 million guaranteed.
Again, I am looking at the cap hit. I don't really care what other bonus money is in the deal that they pay him. That's totally irrelevant to me. I want to see how long he'll be here, his age as the contract goes, when they are ok to cut him without a huge dead money hit, etc.
You must be all over this because Arrington isn't worth this deal in your mind. I feel he is and his work in the slot proves he is. 16 games of Arrington in the slot will change people's minds.
You're looking at totals (base and bonus), I am including the idea of the cap, because HELLO? it's kind of a big deal until the jump into 2015.
Why do you think these teams are struggling to keep players or sign players right now with this ultra slow FA period?
It's because the way those teams structured deals so irresponsibly. That's the whole point, not what he may or may not see over the life of a deal. Could BB cut Arrington after 2013? Sure, but why would you do that with the cap hit being manageable, knowing he's really good in the slot?
I am well aware that the totals with the liklehood of him being here through the 2015 season come out to over 12 million, but if hes playing well, maybe with a ring on his finger, and the cap hit doesn't get sketchy until 2015, who cares what the other bonus money is?
It's not like he's overpaid in 2013 and 2014 before the cap jumps, unless you aren't realizing how important it is to have a quality nickel than can take on a Welker or a Cruz, etc.
keep dancing...it is now really funny
"Jets GM dream job"
"I did not lose a bet with you twice"
"Lombardi mulling over offer for Jets GM job" (after he blasted the Jets on WEEI 24 hours earlier, lol)
"Dumvervil considering 4 year deal with Broncos"
"Jets 30 million under the cap by 3.12 with ease (adjusted to 25 million as a backpedal)"
THAT is what's funny.