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- Oct 30, 2012
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- Madison, WI
It must also be said that anything can happen between now and next off season.
Alexander value could go up or down.
He looks expensive now but who knows next spring.
At $13.2 M (5th year salary) he looks cheap. Ward was given roughly $20M/year. So lets say that the Packers signed Jaire today to a similar deal for 4 years. The cost would be $80M over 4 years. However, they decide to wait and see if they actually need him past this season, which alone is very valuable in my opinion. Since maybe his shoulder isn't holding up, he sustains another injury, suddenly you have the Bakhtiari situation. Or, as discussed before, you suddenly have 4 CB's on the team, all playing at an above average level.
So next offseason, you decide to keep him. You work out a deal for say $22M/year, price of poker went up on CB's. So know you have Jaire for 4 more years at $88M. In reality, you had him for 5 years for $101M or just about what you would have paid this year.
I have often wondered when an existing contract is reworked, with an increase in pay, does the team get to discount it for that cheaper year that by contract, the player would have been obligated. Probably varies and is possibly part of the negotiations.