Yea wasnt trying to poo poo your numbers just was saying that guaranteed money is what makes these contracts churn
No problem at all, and agreed. NFL contracts are not guaranteed other than stated in the deal. I was watching ESPN the other day with players saying that a long term contract is nothing more than something to make agents look good, and that very few players, if any, get to see what is scheduled to be paid in year 4 or 5. They either re-negotiate or are cut.
As you say, the only thing that matters is the guaranteed money, and the first 2-3 years of a deal.