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If a team offers a 3rd for Kenny do you take it?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by JCBRAVE, Apr 17, 2013.

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Would you take a 3rd round draft pick for Kenny Britt?

Yes 29 vote(s) 46.0%
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  1. CJtheBeast Starter

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    http://overthecap.com/nfl-contracts-the-incentive-vs-the-escalator/

    Typically both the escalator and incentive are earned in a similar manner. In general these are some type of performance threshold that a player must pass in order to earn a financial reward. For example a team might give the player extra money for playing in a certain percentage of plays or throwing for a certain amount of yards. The big difference comes in the form of actually earning the money.
    If the performance threshold is tied into an incentive then the player is actually paid when he exceeds the minimum performance level. If I have a $1 million dollar incentive for running for 1000 yards I am going to get a check for meeting that goal. In most cases a team will have their salary cap adjusted for that payment at the end of the year. That will lead to less carryover money or in some cases losses on the following seasons cap. These uncertainties against the salary cap make some teams want to shy away from these incentives because they lose control over the financial planning. Coaches let the players play and (for the most part) they are not going to be stopped because of a cap guy telling them not to play somebody.
    With an escalator the team does not lose their financial control. An escalator, if earned, simply becomes a raise for the following year. In most cases it is not guaranteed. So from a players perspective they work hard in a prior year to meet a goal but there may be no payoff. In this case most teams will say “there is no chance they can do that again” and because the escalator is not guaranteed will either cut the player or force a paycut. So many releases are due to players seeing their 2013 salaries rise from their play in 2012.
    This is tough for the player. You can put yourself in their shoes in this case. Imagine if your boss told you that if you sold 100 cars he would give you a raise next year. Then when you do it he tells you he changed his mind and you can either work for your salary from the last year or go find a new job. I’d be pretty frustrated with that and that is what many players, especially mid tier player, experience during the course of their contracts.
  2. CJtheBeast Starter

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    What are Britt's incentives or escalators?

    ~ Stay Healthy
    ~Stay out of trouble
    ~ Produce on the field
  3. CJtheBeast Starter

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    Told you guys to stop.
  4. The Hammer I already got half a buzz on

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    How many Kenny Britt threads are active right now? lol
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    Alex1939 Good picture of me from 10 years ago

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    You have yet to provide an example of a large multi-year contracts with incentives that are far greater (2x greater by your example) than the normal salary.

    Your article supports what I am saying as it states that teams shy away from these deals because of the effect on the salary cap.

    So what do you think you've proven?
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    Alex1939 Good picture of me from 10 years ago

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    There is zero chance Britt is going to sign a 5 year, 1 million per year contract. There is zero chance that contract would include 10s of millions in incentives.

    Have we gotten anywhere yet?

    or can we just let Britt finish out his contract and franchise him if he plays amazing since that is what will happen in reality?
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  5. CJtheBeast Starter

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    Whatever dude I win
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  6. Fairweather Fan Starter

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    This is the year Britt will perform. Why would we take a third round pick for him? He realizes his potential this year, hits free agency, gets his payday, and never performs again. With jobs on the line this year it would be stupid to deal him.
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    Alex1939 Good picture of me from 10 years ago

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    Now I'm doubting myself and really want to know the answer. The best I could find was Ray Lewis signs "incentive" laden contract. I've seen a few million dollar or more bonuses but they were all for name players on large contracts reaching normal milestones, 1000 yards rushing a year stuff.


    At any rate, I have a hard time seeing Britt as one of the Titans best WRs by the end of the year or seeing a lot of demand for him after this season. That's why I would take a 3rd for him if offered now. No one would offer that though. Brandon Lloyd is just chilling in free agency. Nate Washington could be had for a 5th rounder (I bet, regardless of the most recent report).
  7. CJtheBeast Starter

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    All of you guys should support me and I'll get you Kenny. You want Kenny? Give me support and I'll get on it.

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