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  • Windy
    started a topic Wes Welker to New England?

    Wes Welker to New England?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2786731

    Wow.

  • NGSeiler
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    Originally posted by remix 6 View Post
    you realize the contract IS NOT 7 years 38.5 million anymore, right?
    Obviously.

    But if I had to guess, I would think the seven-year deal New England had drawn up would have been similar to the one Seattle gave Nate Burleson last spring.

    Burleson's offer was a seven-year $49 million offer sheet that basically broke down into a four-year $14.5 million contract followed by three additional years of huge salaries he has no chance of seeing. I would be shocked if New England's massive offer sheet for Welker wasn't the same kind of arrangement where a significant portion of the contract was backloaded and unattainable.

    As Rotoworld's comments on the Welker offer said, "The $39 million figure that was floated for Welker's proposed offer sheet probably included a lot of phony money and years." ProFootballTalk echoed those sentiments: "But the key here is that much of that deal would have been back-end fluff aimed at persuading the Dolphins not to match the deal, especially since it likely would have included a poison-pill provision." Meaning, stuff at the end of the deal that Welker had no chance of seeing but contributed to the inflation of the deal's total value.

    But hey, if you're happy trading what will probably be an inconsequential seventh round pick to Miami simply so you can get that $38.5 million out of the discussion, even though the number itself was very likely significantly inflated by junk money in the final years that Welker would never see, so be it. The bottom line is you're still giving up a second round pick for Welker, which IMO is too much.

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  • TheChampIsHere
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    I bet Wes Welker never thought in his wildest dreams he'd have a higher trade value than Randy Moss

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  • draftguru151
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    Originally posted by The Unseen View Post
    Or Bobby McCray!
    Who? The Jags don't have any DEs other than Hayward. :p

    Seriously though, I don't think the Chiefs saw the Phins/Jags game where he ate McIntosh's lunch.
    Last edited by draftguru151; 03-05-2007, 10:35 PM.

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  • cunningham06
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    The contract isn't too bad, but giving up a second rounder for Wes Welker? That is an awful deal. 7th rounder doesn't matter very much but damn Wes is not worth a second round pick.

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  • remix 6
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    The Deal is:

    5 years
    $18.1 mill
    $10.75 guranteed.

    NFL Network. Thats much better than the 7 yr 38.5 that was probably there for signing sheet

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  • The Unseen
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    Originally posted by draftguru151 View Post
    Unless that pick ends up being the next Colston!

    Joking.
    Or Bobby McCray!

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  • toonsterwu
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    I think this was an intriguing move by the Pats. Not up, nor down as of now, but they do get a guy who could fit very well within the scheme and be a solid contributor. A late 2nd isn't anything to laugh about, and the Fins got a good deal with the 2nd/7th combo.

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  • Scotty D
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    Only on a draft forum would a 7th rounder cause so much debate.

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  • draftguru151
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    Unless that pick ends up being the next Colston!

    Joking.

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  • bearsfan_51
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    You guys. Seriously. It's one of the last picks in the draft. It's basically the same as being an UDFA, it means absolutely nothing. Most of those guys don't even make the roster anyway. It was just a formality.

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  • niel89
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    Originally posted by HawkeyeFan View Post
    2nd Rounder for Wes Welker! Haha!
    yeah that seems a little high

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  • Flyboy
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    I'm probably the biggest Wes Welker fan on the forums (being that I attend TTU and everything), but... a 2nd rounder AND a 7th? Wow. All I'll say is do your damn thing, Wes.

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  • HawkeyeFan
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    2nd Rounder for Wes Welker! Haha!

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  • remix 6
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    so first round: LB and a DB.

    no way we take a WR after spending two 2nd rounderso n WRs in last 2 years.

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