musccy said:I don't really understand why rookie contracts are so difficult. They seem to be fairly systematic based off of last year's rookie contracts.
Walker was roughly drafted around Lossman's position, and now Rodgers is fairly close to Lossman's situation...
Last year, Buffalo quarterback J.P. Losman, the 22nd pick overall, signed a five-year, $7.7 million deal that included $5.586 million in guaranteed money
So again, I think it'd be in this ballpark, and it wouldn't take that long.
Bobby Roberts said:Actually Rogers deal is more complicated, as mentioned in other threads. Rogers will not get big time starting QB money because everyone knows that he's going to be a backup as long as Favre plays. Once Favre retires, then Rogers would be seeking incentive pay, based on playing time and meeting certain goals.
Now how is that to be built into the contract? Most of the time, incentive pay is based on a particular year of the contract -- i.e. meet this goal in your 1st year, get this bonus; meet a higher goal in your 2nd year, get this higher bonus. Of course the problem here becomes, is Favre going to retire in 1 or 3 years. How much should Rogers get while he's just waiting to play? When he gets a chance, how much should he get at that time? Then there's also the length of the contract and the signing bonus to work out.
This is all well explained here: