says Giants screwed up signing Daniel Jones.
Who was going to pay him?
This is some serious garbage reporting .. First off there is not a mention of a GM anywhere in that article so not sure where that came from
A) What is an NFL exec ?
There are a whole lot of different executive positions and departments in an NFL organization in charge of lots of things unrelated to football (Cleaning, Cooking, Security, Parking, Facilities etc .. ) At least Tell us what this NFL exec or execs are responsible for
B) Any NFL Exec that has Football Operations / Front Office responsibilities that doesnt have the balls to to stand behind their comments doesnt have an ounce of credibilty
Stop with the ad hominen attack. Do you disagree that the Giants didn't screw up with the Jones contract? At the very least they could have done a better job structuring the contract so his cap hits weren't: $21M; $45M; $39.5M; $56.5M.
Really ? How should they have structured it ?
Hurts Cap Hits
You kick the can down the road, by using extensions, bonuses and/or restructures in to keep cap hits low, while the cap continues to go up so you can surround your QB with talent.
2023 - is Hurts Rookie Contract so dont count that
You're mssing over $100M guaranteed $$$$ ...where doe that come in ????
If the Gianst decide to part ways with DJ or Restructure after 3 years they will have paid him $112.5 M an averge of $37.5m per year ... Not bad in Todays QB Market
If the Eagles decide to part ways with Hurts after 3 Years they will have to pay him $180M or $60m Per year ... No matter how you slice it ... Eagles owe $180M now or down the road and if hurts doesnt work out for one reason or another ... they are going to experience max pain
The total amount of money is irrelevant...it's the cap hits that matter.
Navigating dead money is the GM's job.
Dead money pain is one, maybe two years. But at that point, it's not really an issue since if Hurts doesn't work out chances are you're drafting a QB anyway and that guy will need a couple years of development before you're competing.
Total guaranteed money is equal to cap hit spread out over some number of years ... there is no way around guaranteed money. You either pay it now or later
In 2019 the Eagles signed Carson Wentz to a 4 year deal with $107M guaranteed. In 2021 they traded him and took at dead cap hit of $33M. At the time, it was the largest dead cap hit in league history. They made the playoffs that year and then went to the Superbowl the next year. The dead cap money didn't impede the Eagles in creating a roster that many considered the one of the deepest in the NFL. I don't understand why you're so worried about possible dead cap money in 2027 and 2028 that you're willing to limit yourself in building around Daniel Jones in 2023. It seems foolish to me.
Then why are you concerned about Daniel Jones cap hit????
I'm really don't care about Jones' cap hit. I agree with the article, it was stupid to pay him that much money and it's even more stupid the way they structured it with the cap hits.
You were doing ad hominen source attacking. It adds nothing to discussion. If you think the Jones deal was a good one and structured to perfection, more power to you.
I disagree with the article ... and I think the writer is amateur.
I think it was a great deal for both sides ...
If doesnt work out the Giants have minimal pain. They could get out after 2 years with a measly $18m dead cap, after 3 with and average salay of 37.5 and no dead cap.
If it works out they pay him an avg of $40m over 5 years, well worth it compared to Hurts' and oher upcoming contracts that will be in the 50-60 range. They also have the option of renegotiating after 3 years.
If they had franchised tagged him this year and next, he would have a higher avg cap hit over the next 2 seasons .
After that they have to pay out the ***