McNair Expects $10 Mil for 2006 Season

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  1. HALL97ROX

    HALL97ROX Camp Fodder

    I say give him $10 mil signing bonus on a 3 year contract with salary of $2.5 mil year 1 $3.5 mil year 2 and $5 mil year 3. That way he gets his 10 and we get cap relief if he retires or we get to keep him if he performs better as the team gets better around him.
  2. Bennett83

    Bennett83 Guest

    I say if we were to somehow decide to give him a $10 million signing bonus his salaries should be the whatever the minimum for his tenure for the following years. He wants his $10M, fine, just don't expect much else.
  3. fitantitans

    fitantitans This space For Rent


    NO WAY. There are too many 'X' greats out there that prove this wrong, some retired some still playing. Green Bay has one 'PLUS' going their way, Farve. THEY SUCK. They are sticking with an older QB who has nothing to prove or show in the last couple years but a fat wallet at the expense of Cheeseheads.
    McNair walked in to our Colliseum "In the best shape of his career" in 2005 and won 4 games against the worst teams the NFL had to offer. What if he shows up in 2006 NOT "In the best shape of his life"? What if he shows up in the same condition as last year, where did it get us? Spend 10 mil on a 1968 Pontiac and you could buy a 2006 Lienart GT for half that.

    Alot of people putting the cart before the horse. "Keep McNair to mentor Young". We won't draft anyone until April, and odds look like we will trade down and away from the top 3. Any way, 10 Mil is alot for a QB coach!
  4. Brian

    Brian Big Fan

    He needs to commit to at least two more years before I give him $10M this year. In a perfect word he gets the $10M and a one year extension for $5M plus incentives......and we cross our fingers that he lasts.
  5. I have no problem with him getting a big base salary. They just can't give him a big signing bonus. At this point, they have to assume that he could retire at any time. Plus, we could be drafting a QB early who could replace McNair is as little as 1 season. As for the short term, Volek clearly isn't a good starter and could never mentor any QB we draft.

    Good QBs are expensive. And McNair is still good, despite the fact that he doesn't have a ton of talent around him. For the sake of comparison, Drew Brees made over $8M, Aaron Brooks and David Carr each had a $5.5M base salary last year, and Joey Harrington got $5M (plus a $3M bonus).

    You can guarantee than McNair would get a good contract from a good team if we were to let him go (which we obviously won't).
  6. Smash

    Smash Soccer God

    I agree. There are too many teams looking for a decent QB this year. Even if McNair only takes one year more, he's still an incredible support for a young newly drafted QB. His experience and mentality is not something you can read in the stats. But it has a big impact on a young rookie.

    So, send Volek to whereever Heimerdinger is going (or the Lions :brow:) and keep McNair
  7. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    Have Billy V take Hartwig with him, two pees in a pod they are. Joined at the wallet
  8. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most poverty RB core.

    Volek was a great starter in 2004, if he would've started the 1st game last season('04), he would have put up staggering numbers. He had one real shot in 2005, not enough to scrap his whole career. Heck, Billy, with very little talent around him, put up some great numbers, a feat which Air couldn't do once this year, I only recall one game this whole season that he had some decent passing yards (seahawks). Steve did not make good decisions this year, and looked like he had no chemistry with anyone but Erron Kinney. After 2004, we at least had some bright spots going into the offseason, this year we've got diddley squat. We've got a punt returner who ran one TD back, a good DE, and a good pick in the draft. That's about it.
  9. Yvette

    Yvette Starter

    You are comparing two different years that have almost nothing in common. BV put up numbers against crappy defenses. Steve had even less talent around him. DMase is gone. The WR's this year spent a lot of time hurt and recouperating during the week. Hardly any of them had PT together, much less time to learn and execute a new offense. 2004 to 2005 is apples to oranges.
  10. Yvette

    Yvette Starter

    Matter of fact, I just found this 2005 Tennessee Titans Season Review (pdf) at

    While the 2005 Titans were the league’s youngest team, they remained relatively healthy compared with the previous squad. The group hardest hit by injuries was the wide receiving corps. Of the 18 total starts missed by the team in 2005 -- down 118 from 2004 -- seven combined starts were missed by receivers Drew Bennett (hand) and Tyrone Calico (calf/hamstring). Reserves Brandon Jones (knee) and Roydell Williams (wrist) also missed a combined 10 games due to injuries.
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