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.

  1. Finnebosch

    Finnebosch I am vengeance.

    The Delmas deal is two years so I'd be okay with signing Britt to a deal similar to his but it is worth noting that the Delmas failed to find a team before he was willing to sign that.

    Incentive based deal are common if they are one year, 'prove it' type deals that let players go back into the FA in a short amount of time. No players would sign a long term, incentive based deal because it would lock them into a bad contract with little guaranteed money.

    It is a perfect solution but it will never happen. Either two things will happen this season:
    A) Britt will get hurt and the Titans will move on or
    B) Britt will dominate and be a high priced FA, and the Titans will move on.

    Now we can franchise him but the tag for a WR is over 10 million dollars and we only have 5 million in cap room. It would be stupid to give Britt 10 millions dollars (which would handcuff our team) and then watch him get injured and waste a lot of our cap space. The only way Britt is a Titan next season is if he hits FA and is underwelmed by the market for him. He then may sign a deal like LaRon Landry and go back to into the market next season but even then it begs the question why would he sign a 'prove it' deal with Tennessee and not a team with an established QB that will get him more yards and TD's
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  2. Titanon

    Titanon Camp Fodder

    No. Let him walk and reap the compinsation picks.
  3. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion


    If Britt will sign an extension for less than a million a season with less than 2 million in incentives per season, sure.

    Do you think there is ANY chance he would sign that? Obviously not so why even bring it up?

    Find a longterm deal with incentives larger than the actual regular contract. You won't, they don't exist.
  4. CJtheBeast

    CJtheBeast Starter


    It's business. Any contract can exist as long as its within the rules of the NFL.

    I agree he wouldn't sign THAT contract, but give him a higher ceiling as far as incentive pay, a bigger signing bonus, and a little more per season and you might have a deal.

    Also remember that the contract would be offered before the 2013 season starts. Before he ever plays a down this season. If he DOES get injured, he keeps the signing bonus and still has some job security.
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  5. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    It's business that you have no business speaking on if you think any of this is possible.

    Long term contracts with the incentives you describe do not exist because they don't make sense. It wouldn't make sense for Britt to lock himself into a long term deal like that. It wouldn't make sense for the Titans as far as accounting for the salary cap if they have a contract that MIGHT cost 7 million for this season or might only cost 2 million for the season. It's bad for both sides and it is unrealistic.

    This is message board to discuss football, so don't be surprised if you throw out some nonsense contract that would never work that you have multiple posters disputing you.
  6. CJtheBeast

    CJtheBeast Starter

    How exactly is a contract extension unreasonable?

    Are there not contracts out there that have incentives built in that can influence pay?
  7. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    Can you read?

    Where have I said that incentives don't exist?

    Find me 1 long term contract where incentives are twice as large as the normal contract price. Find it or admit defeat. Because I say contracts like that do not exist in the NFL and I've already explained why.

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    Actually Alex my man, Alterraun Verner has a deal that more than doubled in 2013 because of incentives reached.
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  9. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    if those contracts exist I'll gladly admit I'm wrong. But I'm not seeing it.



    So this is saying he hit the right incentives in 2012 that then bumps his 2013 contract up about 210%.

    But this is still not what I'm talking about. I'm not really referring to smaller deals (in terms of normal NFL contracts).

    Britt is not going to sign a contract worth 1 million with an extra 1 million in incentive right now.
  10. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    I am pretty sure that was because of the CBA and not something specifically in his contract. It is for guys who outplay their rookie deals.
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