The ripple effect of Brady's contract
Thu, 28 Feb 2013|
Felger and Mazz discuss how his below-market deal may have hurt other NFL players.
-- That Roethlisberger redo his contract now and stating the Pittsburgh Steelers six million dollars in cap space. And when you adequate Roethlisberger has done what Tom Brady has done that this is on them what has happened. What does happen around the league -- one guy in particular OK because. And I'll give -- generalities that people don't know but the franchise. Determines a player's salary based on the top five salaries at his position. So in the case of Joseph echo for example if the Ravens wanted to franchise. He would be paid average salary of the top five players up my quarterback -- a lifts. Which. We aboard the go included. Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger. However. Because of the restructuring of those deals. The character of the franchise are numbered now has come down about a mile and a half blocks a shot. Your story fascinating -- -- actually imagine if you get the game we get to it on our. After Brady did it because he's really the bigger over the two. Out between him and Roethlisberger know you know a profit margin of -- you know we like you can do it for that we can open field. Just I haven't read fully about the details the restructure but. But just move money around heated to a Brady did run -- take extra years to laugh about it UT just. It what are the classic restructuring that happens to a lot of guys in the league with a Derek you made -- -- the capital but as a result of that restructuring a lot of the top five. So it also brought the averaged out of those top players. A little -- if someone else who would make. And -- Ultimately that the bottom of the Roethlisberger. Weathered -- you know obviously -- -- -- line. And actually. While though but that's the ultimate would argue about that the that that contract was signed by -- And it's not that the pilot but don't today prepares trees loaded. But the question. Tom Brady. -- other players in the league money. Joseph -- situation. It's hard to argue otherwise -- outlook after went up with a multi year deal. In the dollar figures are not. You know I'll be determined yet development company might but -- -- that I I'd -- that the standard operating procedure. When players appropriate. Benchmark. Is what you guys that I mean that that used the negotiating points well we don't I'm happy to nineteen point five what are average annual value eight. Or what. And -- that you that the reference point for all these guys that he's done well argued that franchise. All the fact that -- like that number is now gone down. Shortly. I think. Impacted what he can make no no question about it. In the short or long. I just forget it that I had not considered that's ripple back. -- Brady's decision until a couple of days ago again because Brady did a bigger restructuring or or sign an extension. Relative to Roethlisberger might view of -- averaged -- what that Roethlisberger. That this really is more ball pretty well Roethlisberger. And here's the other. -- Roethlisberger. You can that's -- Youth League may. Help out a divisional well. That might bring the franchise. Around if the Ravens and out -- guys like where. Then we'll have more cap space -- and other players could bring it on the bright quarterback and you've got. Again not quite some time but -- -- put up a little bit. And let's also -- not by much they'll look double -- you know too deeply into this if Flacco franchise number going down by a million and a half ends up costing them. A couple under grant -- I mean maybe they'll beat and that impact you're talking about a couple hundred grand on -- eighteen million dollar a year contract what we're really talking about we're talking about single digit percentage points so it'll certainly the work world is not gonna stop spinning out of taxes. For Joseph Flacco but this is just an indication of how. Tom Brady doing this has been impacted out. Yes there is a ripple effect of Brady's decision answer with the other it. I wonder how do you view of like one out and the other players feel about it until the Patriots a rocket allotment. We're gonna go up get up and wanna play for a better team vs the worst one. So the Patriots have more cap flexibility. Well of course Devin -- get a few great about it because it Goteborg at every now and -- reported to have a thought. In the secondary. So who wouldn't like that. But. Another team. It's due all the issues that existed. -- of the work stoppage of Brady be one of the real Frontline guys who represented the players. Now here we are what your -- And Brady is already brought up for I think over a lot of players have a right to give them short no question about it. Brady was wrong do we need Mike I don't think he made a double figures maybe -- replies. Ultimately Tom Brady wants to be on the best team can be and it clearing cap space for the next to yours and all the power I thought that. But he's also making decisions -- you have to make that decision aware of the -- That everything ripple effect on the market however small. And soul. Of a joke it was a little annoyed with Tom Brady like to -- But its top players quarterbacks quarterbacks have a right to be upset with Tom Brady right now not every other player in the NFL.