Mega-Deal for Megatron?

most viewed right now
 206
Image(s) inside Jeezy wildin 😩😩😂😂😂
40 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 172
Article inside George Zimmerman threatens to beat hov up over Trayvon Martin documen..
50 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 130
Image(s) inside Joe Budden coming out of retirement in 2018 over amigos beef? “Enough ..
24 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 71
What's the best punchline you heard this year?
84 comments
@hiphop

section   (0 bx goons and 1 bystanders) Share this on Twitter   Share this on Facebook
 

Props Slaps
 6 years ago '11        #1
7450 pageviews
142 comments


wjcorner 3 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$11,804 | Props total: 2668 2668
Mega-Deal for Megatron?
 

 

[pic - click to view]

 Mega-deal for Megatron? | National Football Post

Mega-deal for Megatron?

The Detroit Lions have serious salary cap problems heading into the 2012 season.

The team is already using $122,760,121 of their 2012 cap space and there isn’t expected to be much growth when it comes to the cap (the cap is currently $120.375 million). Unless the Lions are able to get some players to re-structure their 2012 contracts, signing new additions in free agency will be difficult without releasing individuals currently on the roster.

The most obvious candidate for the Lions to approach in regards to reworking their contract is wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Thanks to hitting most of the escalators in his current deal, Johnson has the largest 2012 cap number in the NFL at $21,081,946. Cap situation aside, trying to extend Johnson’s contract was probably an off-season priority already since he’s entering the final year of his rookie deal and is arguably the NFL’s best wide receiver.

Johnson will have a tremendous amount of leverage in negotiations with the Lions. The 26-year-old can afford to be patient because he’s scheduled to make $18.5 million next season ($14 million base salary and $4.5 million roster bonus) and has earned over $40 million during his five NFL campaigns.

Because of his huge cap number, Johnson is one of the few players who would welcome the franchise tag if he plays out his contract. The Pro Bowl wideout’s franchise number in 2013 would be $25,298,335, which is 120% of his 2012 cap number. Franchise numbers are based off the salaries of the five highest paid players at a position or from 120% of the prior year’s salary of the player (usually his cap number), whichever is greater. Megatron’s franchise number is so astronomical that the Lions might be forced to let him become an unrestricted free agent after next season if they can’t agree on a new deal.

Johnson’s situation is reminiscent of the predicament the Arizona Cardinals faced with Pro Bowler Larry Fitzgerald’s rookie contract. Fitzgerald hitting his escalators had increased his 2008 and 2009 cap numbers to $16,485,834 and $19,248,334, respectively. The Cardinals had less than $500,000 worth of room under the cap when they re-negotiated his contract.

When the dust settled, Fitzgerald got a four-year, $40 million deal—with $30 million guaranteed and a franchise/transition tag prohibition—that put him at the top of the wide receiver market. His contract gave the Cardinals $9,489,020 of immediate cap relief and saved $8,500,712 on their 2009 cap.

The Lions will probably have to make Johnson the highest paid non-quarterback in NFL history for him to have incentive to give them significant cap relief, perhaps similar to what the Cardinals got from Fitzgerald. Fitz’s seven-year contract extension averaging $16.14 million per year ($45 million in guaranteed money) signed last August is the standard for such players. He gets $51.5 million during the first three new years of the deal.

Johnson—who will be 27 early next season—must decide whether he wants to follow the same approach Fitzgerald took with his first veteran contract by signing a short deal (three or four year extension) so he can have the opportunity to sign another lucrative contract after the NFL’s new television deals start in 2014, or take a longer deal that could be the last big contract of his career.

What’s even more appealing is that the wide receiver could be able to obtain the best of both worlds with the longer deal by borrowing a concept from Steven Jackson’s 2008 six-year contract with the St. Louis Rams. Jackson’s deal contains escalators for 2012 and 2013—the final two years of the contract—which raise his salary by $3 million per season with 4,800 rushing yards and 1,200 receiving yards during the first four years of the deal.

That trigger also gives both sides the option to void the final two years in lieu of the escalator. Johnson’s leverage should allow him to eliminate the team’s ability to void if he wants this type of structure.

Unless Johnson is willing to give the Lions some sort of home team discount, his new contract should have the highest average salary in the NFL outside of the blockbuster deal Drew Brees will likely sign with the Saints before next season. His contract will also have future ramifications for the Lions.

Tom Condon—Matthew Stafford’s agent—will insist that Johnson’s deal is Stafford’s floor when the time comes to start negotiating the quarterback’s next contract.
Jesus that 1-2 punch is about to be PAID

142 comments for "Mega-Deal for Megatron?"

 6 years ago '11        #2
Kingpin 313 104 heat pts104
space
space
space
$19,222 | Props total: 2617 2617
Suh Stafford and Johnson about to take up half of the lions cap
 6 years ago '06        #3
philly337 20 heat pts20
space
avatar space
space
$29,007 | Props total: 10679 10679
Don't fu*king play with me...I'd trade the whole draft for him and I'm not joking. We need a #1 receiver and nobody I'd rather have. Nobody has shown he can play with bum qbs and still beast...

Gore, davis, Johnson, Crabtree
 02-02-2012, 04:38 PM         #4
snoopdoggiz 
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
 philly337 said:
Don't fu*king play with me...I'd trade the whole draft for him and I'm not joking. We need a #1 receiver and nobody I'd rather have. Nobody has shown he can play with bum qbs and still beast...

Gore, davis, Johnson, Crabtree
49'ers lost
 6 years ago '09        #5
TriniSoldier 64 heat pts64
space
avatar space
space
$49,097 | Props total: 22545 22545
49'ers stay losing
 6 years ago '06        #6
philly337 20 heat pts20
space
avatar space
space
$29,007 | Props total: 10679 10679
 snoopdoggiz said:
49'ers lost
Third best team in the NFL this year...we won

Next season super bowl
 6 years ago '07        #7
MythMade 6 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$9,728 | Props total: 5 5
Veno would k!ll himself



What would Stafford do without Megatron?
 6 years ago '09        #8
TriniSoldier 64 heat pts64
space
avatar space
space
$49,097 | Props total: 22545 22545
 MythMade said:
Veno would k!ll himself



What would Stafford do without Megatron?
They would burn down the rest of detroit if he got traded or somehow walked in the next coming years.
 02-02-2012, 04:48 PM         #9
snoopdoggiz 
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
 philly337 said:
Third best team in the NFL this year...we won

Next season 7-9
Fixed.
 6 years ago '10        #10
Infamous2o1x 23 heat pts23
space
avatar space
space
$12,245 | Props total: 103 103
 snoopdoggiz said:
Fixed.
ill bet my account 49ers are in playoffs next year. will u?

niners defense aint no joke lets be real. they need some offense help but that division fears their d
 6 years ago '04        #11
torious 67 heat pts67
space
avatar space
space
$82,033 | Props total: 11825 11825
we ain't losing that n*gga he's half of our franchise
 6 years ago '10        #12
Infamous2o1x 23 heat pts23
space
avatar space
space
$12,245 | Props total: 103 103
 dtown1759 said:
we ain't losing that n*gga he's half of our franchise
megatron deserves every penny he is a fu*kin beast
 6 years ago '04        #13
torious 67 heat pts67
space
avatar space
space
$82,033 | Props total: 11825 11825
 Infamous2o1x said:
megatron deserves every penny he is a fu*kin beast
true sh*t
 6 years ago '07        #14
MythMade 6 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$9,728 | Props total: 5 5
Do the Lions want HALF of their franchise invested in ONE player?


Relying heavily on one player can really fu*k a team.
 6 years ago '04        #15
torious 67 heat pts67
space
avatar space
space
$82,033 | Props total: 11825 11825
 MythMade said:
Do the Lions want HALF of their franchise invested in ONE player?


Relying heavily on one player can really fu*k a team.
yes we do
 6 years ago '09        #16
TriniSoldier 64 heat pts64
space
avatar space
space
$49,097 | Props total: 22545 22545
Can't complain about the secondary then, cause y'all aint gonna be able to afford no game changers, gonna have to pray for a draft pick to round out, then pray for a super bowl before his rookie deal is up and he goes off to get paid real money.
 02-02-2012, 05:26 PM         #17
SmooveDude 
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
 MythMade said:
Do the Lions want HALF of their franchise invested in ONE player?


Relying heavily on one player can really fu*k a team.
...think about it....do we REALLY wanna see another great one walk away from our team? we used to barely be able to win 3-4 games a year
 02-02-2012, 05:28 PM         #18
snoopdoggiz 
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
 Infamous2o1x said:
ill bet my account 49ers are in playoffs next year. will u?

niners defense aint no joke lets be real. they need some offense help but that division fears their d
Deal.
 6 years ago '09        #19
ReggieA 196 heat pts196
space
avatar space
space
$41,659 | Props total: 2776 2776
Calvin will get tagged and he will get a deal similar to Fitz, maybe not the years, but it will be 5 years top 5 receiver money.
 6 years ago '04        #20
regularjoe 58 heat pts58
space
avatar space
space
$36,458 | Props total: 13154 13154


Stafford would be fu*kED without Calvin Johnson
Home      
  
 

 






most viewed right now
 53
Image(s) inside Might let her meet the parents
69 comments
20 hours ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 38
Erykah badu shows that fur burger
76 comments
20 hours ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 29
Video inside Chick Rants About Only Liking Hood Guys! "I Love When I see A N*gga Glo..
188 comments
1 day ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 24
Phat ass white girl for real
63 comments
20 hours ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 23
Image(s) inside Dec 15 - Amazon may have just dropped a clue about the home of its new..
76 comments
22 hours ago
@news
most viewed right now
 23
Video inside Get abused in an employee meeting brehs lol
54 comments
23 hours ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 19
pocaahantus
22 comments
20 hours ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 18
Deranged Serial Killer Stories Most People Don't Know About
30 comments
18 hours ago
@wild'ish
back to top
register contact Follow BX @ Twitter Follow BX @ Facebook search BX privacy