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WOY DEFENDS DRIVER DEAL

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Zero2Cool, May 13, 2006.

  1. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Read this, seriously. Read it. You'll like it.
     
  2. DePack

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    Thanks for the heads up Zero.

    I can't stand those pompous a$$es from PFT. They get all over agents if they don't personally respond to everything they want. As if they are legitimate journalist. They hold grudges against certain players , coaches, agents, etc. Bunch of crybabies!
     
  3. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Yea the 'Lord Favre' to 'He who we shall not mention anymore' was a bit over the edge. Not to mention the emailing to Chris Havel.
     
  4. CaliforniaCheez

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    No matter what kind of a deal anybody gets it isn't good enough.

    A huge deal like Woodson's is just a contract.

    Mark my words. No matter what deal Reggie Bush gets from the Saints they will tear it apart and blame the agent for not negotiating better with the Texans before the draft.

    Hawk's deal will likely not be a huge signing bonus but roster bonuses to keep the cap charges limited in the future and a lot of money spent this year.
     
  5. SuperRat

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    PFT actually did say Driver got a pretty good deal. Here it is.

    DRIVER GOT $4 MILLION TO SIGN

    A league source has provided us with the real numbers regarding receiver Donald Driver's new four-year contract, which extends by two years his current deal. Previously, Driver's agent had disclosed the salaries and the total value only, without commenting on bonus money.

    Per the source, Driver got $4 million to sign. He also will receive a $250,000 roster bonus and a $950,000 base salary in 2006.

    It's a net increase of $3.49 million over his prior base salary of $1.76 million.

    For 2007, Driver gets a base salary of $2.7 million and a workout bonus of $50,000. The net increase over his the base salary for 2007 from his old contract is $510,000.

    So Driver gets a total raise of $4 million over the next two years and $4 million in cash now, in exchange for extending the term by two seasons.

    In 2008, Driver will receive a $1 million roster bonus, a $100,000 workout bonus, and a base salary of $2.9 million. In 2009, he will get a $1 million roster bonus, a $100,000 roster bonus, and $3.9 million in base salary.

    The total new money, then, is $13 million over four years, for an average of $3.25 million.

    So it's a pretty good deal for Driver, since he was due to make $4 million over the next two years, but now will make $8 million. And he opted to take the $4 million signing bonus now, in the event that, when he is 33 in two years, he won't get that much on the open market.

    But he still might be on the open market in 2008 or 2009, due to the $1 million roster bonus in each of the last two seasons of the deal. If the team decides that Driver no longer can play at a high level at age 33 or 34, the Packers will simply opt not to pay the roster bonus.
     
  6. net

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    Act like a jerk, no money(Walker)
    Act like an adult, get paid(Driver)

    Walker's deal is heavily loaded from the second year on. He will be earning less this year than Driver, and if he doesn't show it, the Broncos can cut him with a manageable cap hit.
     
  7. DePack

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    net...Walkers deal has nothing to do with being a jerk (although he was). It has to do with coming back from a serious knee injury. If he comes back from the injury he will make about 3 times the money Driver does. If Driver had the same injury he wouldn't have "got paid".

    If you don't agree just look at T.O. He seems to get big bucks every year.
     
  8. DeusNova

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    Good deal for both sides.
     

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