Titans place franchise tag on Henry

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by titanfanatic, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Johnnyb

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    Henry has already signed his franchise tender and is taken into account for our current cap number. If he were to sign a deal before the deadline today, it's very likely that his cap number would go down, not up. Most deals have the cap numbers more backloaded than front.

    For example, if he signed a 3 year, $30M deal, he would be making $10M on average per year. But that doesn't mean he'd count $10M against the cap this year. Let's say he has a $10M signing bonus, and $4M roster bonuses in 2021 and 2022. He would be paid the $10M Signing bonus immediately (so his cash would hit the bank the next day) but this total would prorate over the life of the contract. His roster bonus would be paid each year and count towards that years cap (for this example at least). That leaves $12M of his salary as base salary to be divided however he and the team want to structure it.

    So the cap numbers would look something like this:

    2020: $3.3M signing bonus + 3M Salary = $6.3M cap hit
    2021: $3.3M signing bonus + $4M roster bonus + $4M salary = $11.3M cap
    2022: $3.4M signing bonus + $4M roster bonus +$5M salary = 12.4M cap

    This is an extremely simplistic example, and I might be slightly off on how the roster bonuses hit against the cap, but the short of it is, there's lots of ways to play around with cap numbers.
     
  2. 8Bruce8

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    I'd give him 4 years 35-40 mil. Even if he declines drastically year 3-4 we still have a bulldozer on 3rd and short and a top end back up. Also with a bit of luck Evan's turns out to be a baller and can share the load with Derrick.
     
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  3. Ontario Titan

    Ontario Titan Pro Bowler

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    Thanks for the explanation...I'm hoping we sign him to a 3 yr deal..but I think you're right he may want a 4-5 yr one
     
  4. Tricky

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    Supply up
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  5. Johnnyb

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    Add Kareem Hunt, James Connor, and Chris Carson to that list too,

    I expect Kamara, Cook, and Mixon to get deals, but there's definitely going to be some talent available that will drive the market down for RB's.
     
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  7. LANGSTER

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    Just posted on Pro Football Talk that Titans and Henry are close to working out a long term deal today.
     
  8. Scarecrow

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    Really crazy how things change in a matter of like an hour
     
  9. Young54

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    How is it not? JRob has handed out big contracts like it's Halloween. He shouldn't be the highest paid RB, like we did with S and LT, but I'm all about keeping. Clearly, so is JRob.
     
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