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Plaxico Burress preferred the Giants but agreed to deal with New York Jets for the money: source
 

 

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Plaxico Burress signed a five-year $35 million contract with the Giants right before the start of the 2008 season, seven months after catching the winning touchdown pass to beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Less than three months later, he shot himself in the leg, but the real self-inflicted damage was to his career and bank account.

It cost him the final month of the season and the playoffs in 2008. It cost him the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

And it cost him $25 million.

That's a lot of money. They don't pay that kind of money for sitting in prison for 21 months. That's how much of the contract he left on the table after the Giants cut him and it's the main reason why Monday he's a Jet instead of being a Giant again.


Burress' decision to sign with the Jets Sunday was all about the "$," one source texted. The receiver's call came down to the Giants vs. the Jets and the Jets blew away the Giants with their offer.

One well-placed source said Sunday that all things being equal, which means the money, "no doubt he would have rather gone to the Giants because of his history with them and he has friends there. Really, this was about the money."

The Steelers also made an offer, but the Jets significantly outbid both of them. After initially not wanting to resume his career in the New York area, Burress embraced the idea of staying in his New Jersey home. Providing stability for his wife and two young children became very appealing.

He also was intrigued by the idea of becoming the first player to win a Super Bowl for the Giants and Jets.

So, when the Jets, who pressured him into making a quick decision, offered a 1-year, $3.017 million guaranteed contract and the Giants' 1-year offer had no signing bonus, a $1 million base salary, a $500,000 bonus if he was active for all 16 games and an additional $2.5 million in incentives, it became an easy financial decision.

The Giants didn't guarantee a penny of the $4 million package. His $1 million base would not be guaranteed until he made the team. He took the sure money and it's hard to blame him. If the Giants really wanted him, they would have made a much more competitive offer with at least some of the money guaranteed.

Burress didn't even speak to any member of the Jets' organization during the process. Rex Ryan left him a couple of messages, but they didn't connect before Burress made his decision. "There was no sales pitch needed," Burress said. The deal was hammered out with Burress' agent, Drew Rosenhaus.



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127 comments for "Plaxico Burress preferred the Giants but agreed to deal with New York Jets for the money: source"

 6 years ago '10        #2
Blkboipurp 
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 6 years ago '11        #3
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 Michael 1987 said:
That sh*t aint funny.The Jets need that secondary clucth Wide Out,which is what BE was, and now that my bwoy BE is gone if Plax dont come through ima be pissed.I aint worried yet though I think Plax got a point to prove and he will prove it when the Jets go to the 46th super bowl.




Ahhh fu*k it I'll admit that the Jets lost with this one
 6 years ago '07        #4
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 6 years ago '11        #5
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 KING*TITO said:
I know right.
 6 years ago '06        #6
eLLz 1 heat pts
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Funny part is if Plax would have performed got through Giants he would have made more money then he's gonna get with through Jets. Guess he doesn't feel he can fully return to form & I feel any teams contract should have been heavily incentive based for a player that many years removed.
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 eLLz said:
Funny part is if Plax would have performed got through Giants he would have made more money then he's gonna get with through Jets. Guess he doesn't feel he can fully return to form & I feel any teams contract should have been heavily incentive based for a player that many years removed.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

The Giants contract was worth a Million more... He just would have had to earn it by playing well.

Apparently he wasn't sure he could.
 08-01-2011, 12:49 PM         #8
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"Burress didn't even speak to any member of the Jets' organization during the process. Rex Ryan left him a couple of messages, but they didn't connect before Burress made his decision."
@ The Jets giving 3 Mil Guaranteed to a 34 Year Old Reciever who's been in prison for 2 years without even talking to him.

Such a well run organization.

No wonder the Owner's daughter was a dyke drugie who k!lled herself.
 6 years ago '09        #9
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 Illstreet said:
@ The Jets giving 3 Mil Guaranteed to a 34 Year Old Reciever who's been in prison for 2 years without even talking to him.

Such a well run organization.

No wonder the Owner's daughter was a dyke drugie who k!lled herself.

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 6 years ago '07        #10
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 Illstreet said:
@ The Jets giving 3 Mil Guaranteed to a 34 Year Old Reciever who's been in prison for 2 years without even talking to him.

Such a well run organization.

No wonder the Owner's daughter was a dyke drugie who k!lled herself.
 08-01-2011, 01:48 PM         #11
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 Ricky Towel said:

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You see a lot of Jets fans staying classy with us?

Fukk them...

It's the truth... And it's clearly reinforced by the way they run that team. Fat Man with the Foot fetish as a coach. Santonio a.ssulting women in a bar... Braylon, the club f!ghter and drunk driver... Cromatie with more kids than the Octomom.

And now they sign a guy who just got outta prison and don't even talk to him first?

Fukk kinda sh*t is that?

The Owner is a irresponsible fool... As can be seen by what happened to his child.
 6 years ago '07        #12
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 Illstreet said:
@ The Jets giving 3 Mil Guaranteed to a 34 Year Old Reciever who's been in prison for 2 years without even talking to him.

Such a well run organization.

No wonder the Owner's daughter was a dyke drugie who k!lled herself.
 6 years ago '04        #13
fat_boyy21 323 heat pts323
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jets lost more than we did on that plax deal. It's gonna take him a year to get back to form, then we can sign him then. and at least plax is honest about going for the money.
 6 years ago '05        #14
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 6 years ago '10        #15
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 Illstreet said:
@ The Jets giving 3 Mil Guaranteed to a 34 Year Old Reciever who's been in prison for 2 years without even talking to him.

Such a well run organization.

No wonder the Owner's daughter was a dyke drugie who k!lled herself.
Well.................damn

 6 years ago '05        #16
dahabi 90 heat pts90
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of course he would prefer the giants...who would you rather have throwing you passes, sanchez or eli manning?
 6 years ago '04        #17
deziking 81 heat pts81
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not with that dumbass quarter back you aint going no where.
 6 years ago '04        #18
Scoop24 15 heat pts15
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Lmao it be same jets haters out every preseason. And it be same dudes that are super quiet come playoff time.

So keep claiming we lost . We will see come December
 6 years ago '04        #19
justinjones 307 heat pts307
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 Illstreet said:
You see a lot of Jets fans staying classy with us?

Fukk them...

It's the truth... And it's clearly reinforced by the way they run that team. Fat Man with the Foot fetish as a coach. Santonio a.ssulting women in a bar... Braylon, the club f!ghter and drunk driver... Cromatie with more kids than the Octomom.

And now they sign a guy who just got outta prison and don't even talk to him first?

Fukk kinda sh*t is that?

The Owner is a irresponsible fool... As can be seen by what happened to his child.
and yet you wanted the guy who shot himself to get into prison in the 1st place
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 justinjones said:
and yet you wanted the guy who shot himself to get into prison in the 1st place
Was gonna say that, but that other post he made had me
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