I'd take Maclin in a heart beat.
I'd take Maclin in a heart beat.
It's a good question, CK. I think the odds are really good that Miami gets Wallace or Jennings. However, a lot of us felt the same way last year about Manning and we know how that worked out.
Ireland is under pressure to get someone who will step in and perform right away and a rookie wr is unlikely to do that. Let's face it, his job is on the line and another sub-500 finish could do him in.
Not to state the obvious, but we would need to look at teams that have a surplus of wide receivers or a team that is rebuilding and would be okay with sending a veteran for younger players or draft picks.
So saying that, I think a guy like Larry Fitzgerald could be in play.
Arizona is clearly in the rebuilding mode and needs to find a young franchise quarterback before even thinking about taking that next step. San Francisco and Seattle are teams with super bowl aspirations heading into the 2013 season and the Rams are gaining ground. Fitzgerald could bring the Cardinals a lot in return and could be 32-33 before Arizona starts to turn things around. Miami has the picks and the salary cap to make it happen.
hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
if i can get a contract done where in 4 years he's off my books if i want him to be considering he's 26 and in his prime it's a chance i take...
where do people get the maclin is not explosive stuff from b/t...maclins been dinged up a lot in philly...but never have i watched that kid and said he's not explosive...true he's not what he looked like at missouri from an explosion stand point but he's not a possession wr either...his problem imo has been health related in the pros
1.) Not going into last year of contract.
2.) Coming off underwhelming season.
3.) Has high cap numbers going forward.
4.) Was traded for good compensation.
First off, if a guy meets 1-3, 4 probably doesn't apply. It would be relatively low compensation, and I wasn't talking about trading a first rounder for Sidney Rice nor do I think CK was talking about a first for Miles Austin. But how about the trade of Brandon Marshall to the Bears? Wasn't the last year of his deal and he had high cap numbers going forward. His 2011 wasn't underwhelming on the field but was in the locker room.
Then there's DeMeco Ryans. He was traded last year after signing a big deal in 2010. He ruptured his Achilles in 2010 then had a subpar 2011, was asked to take a pay cut (he refused) and was traded to the Eagles for a swap of thirds and a fourth.
I don't buy the necessity of your model of comparisons. It sounds designed not to find relevant examples but to preclude discussion. If a team has good reasons to want to trade somebody and they can find a suitor, then that's all it takes. Those hypothetical conditions are what's being discussed here.
The way the contracts work whatever you pay Mike Wallace in signing bonus and/or option bonus is prorated over the entire life of the contract. If you sign a 5 year deal or a 6 year deal with the man there's no way to have all of the guaranteed money expensed in the first 3 years. Whatever is paid that isn't salary is expensed over the life of the deal.
Vincent Jackson's contract involved 5 years, $55.55 million with $26 million guaranteed. Let's say that's what Mike Wallace wants. Do you do it, or not?
Vincent Jackson's contract will pay him $36 million over the first three years. The last two years involve payments of $19.94 million (provided he makes his workout bonuses). Near as I can tell, if you were to cut him after his third year, his 2015 salary cap figure of $12.402 million (assuming the workout bonus from 2014 was earned) would reduce down to $4.864 million of "dead" money. You'll have paid Vincent $36 million for 3 years of service.
This seems to be the contract Mike Wallace wants to model his own contract after in free agency. The question is whether you'd sign him for the same money.
I say no.