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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by titanfanatic, Mar 15, 2020.
I was going to reply about Gary Brown and co. But got distracted and this site has an excellent save feature.
Love the signing, Tannehill and his agent worked a hell of a deal. Basically a 3 year, $96m fully guaranteed deal. But glad to have our QB locked in. Would have preferred a potential out after year 2, rather than after year 3.
There technically is an out after year 2, we just have to exercise it before year 2 starts.
That's not an out. An out is a chance to escape the rest of the contract with minimal damage, ideally without owing anything, except for the signing bonus.
If we cut him between Year 1 (2020) and Year 2 (2021), then we have a massive $39.5m in dead cap in 2021. So, we won't be able to afford a quality QB to replace him, it cripples the team, and it makes no logical sense to cut him.
If we don't cut him in the off-season between Year 1 and Year 2, then Year 3 (2022) will become fully guaranteed. So, if we cut him between Year 2 and Year 3, then we will pay $39m ($29m base salary and remaining $10m of signing bonus money) in dead money in 2022 ... so, we will not be able to afford a quality QB to replace him, it cripples the team, and it makes no logical sense to cut him.
We only have a true out is between Year 3 and Year 4 (2023), because 2023's salary never becomes guaranteed and we would only pay the $5m of signing bonus money in dead cap.
The agent did the same thing that was done with Zeke's contract, where base salary comes fully guaranteed a year early. So, it becomes more expensive and more of a liability to cut a player than it is to just carry them on the roster.
On the bright side, I think he’ll play well enough that JRob won’t need to look for “an out”.
I hope he still has the same energy and grit as last year when he was fighting for his job
This is depressing. Thank you making my day suck
Ya people forget to add the 5mil a year signing bonus