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Chiefs Matt Cassell agree to a 6 year 63 millon deal
Well it's no worse then a top round rookie QB coming in, and those guys have yet to plan an NFL snap, at least they saw Cassel perform in live action already and that's more then you can say for Sanchez and Stafford.
Originally posted by Scott Wright
I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.
I expected the team to wait until after the year on a long term contract, but the numbers are actually not that bad I don't think. $28 million guaranteed is less than twice what they would have had to pay him this year under the franchise tag. Even if he played poorly under the franchise tag, I still saw the the team keeping him a little longer to hold the fort down for a rookie, so he probably could have gotten at least $20 out of the team (franchise 2009, signing bonus+starting salary 2010). In my mind, Pioli is only making about an $8 million dollar gamble on a player that he is very familiar with.
A front loaded contract is actually good for us because we don't have any big free agents to resign on this roster in the near future and we have a ridiculous amount of cap space that we will never spend.
Couldn't they wait until after this year to make sure he wasn't a fluke?
When you factor that any extension you give him at that point would be on top of the 14 mil he'd get this year, Cassel would likely only be more expensive. And you'd also take the risk of losing him or having to pay him even more if he breaks out.