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Details of Young Contract Released

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by goTitans.com, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. goTitans.com

    goTitans.com A living legend. Staff

    SUMMARY: More details on the deal for Vince Young has been released which show the third pick of the draft will earn just $800,000 less than what No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams received from the Houston Texans but could exceed Williams' deal by $4 million. Other details of the contract include a $12.3 million option bonus due next March that kicks in the sixth and final year of the contract. The report went on to say Young’s deal also contains a $2.665 million roster bonus and a $4.1 million bonus if the quarterback plays 35 percent of his snaps as a rookie or 45 percent of the snaps in any subsequent year. Young's contract includes base salaries of $275,000 in 2006, $3.3 million (in '07), $3.9 million (in '08), $4.6 million (in '09), $5.2 million (in '10) and $3.5 million in 2011, the option year.

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  2. A lot of money, but defo worth it
  3. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

    Those numbers just re-inforce that Billy's tenure is absolutely a maximum of 1 year.

    Speculation that Young will need 2-3 years to "be ready" obviously aren't shared by the head office.
  4. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer Tip Jar Donor

    I thought salaries had to increase each year.
  5. Titansfan10

    Titansfan10 Camp Fodder

    so really...say if volek led us to the playoffs or something hes still out?
  6. moose4now

    moose4now Starter

    It'll just increase his trade value.

    That's all.
  7. Ewker

    Ewker Starter


    with Young getting 3.3 million next yr Volek is already out the door and he knows it :sad2:
  8. Vigsted

    Vigsted Starter

    Me too. Wonder if it was a typo?
  9. I'm not sure of this, but perhaps since it's the option year (and there is a huge bonus tied to it), that isn't a problem here...
  10. Blazing Arrow

    Blazing Arrow The 12th man

    If he sits the first two seasons or does not meet the 35% 45% he could save the Titans 4.1 million. That 4.1 is larger then the 3.3 he is getting next season. If Volek did well economically the Titans should hold him and make sure Young does not get his incentive bonus. Now that is more of a business point of view and I am sure Young and his agent would make a stink if they save him for that long just to miss this incentive but it is a possibility.
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