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Welker will NOT make $5.5 a year

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Crazy Patriot Guy, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Crazy Patriot Guy

    Crazy Patriot Guy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Sep 13, 2004
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    I keep seeing people bring it up in threads about how we overspent for him.

    It's all in the wording of the contract. As others mentioned, the last year or two will be EXTREMELY backloaded and guaranteed only if he plays for Miami. It's just a way to make sure that they don't match and we get him.

    The Seahawks did the same thing with Minnesota WR Nate Burleson last season. His 7 year, $49 million contract was worded to where the entire contract was guaranteed if he played 6 or more games in a dome in a single season. So obviously the Vikings didn't match.

    That's all this is. It's not desperation for a WR, spending #1 type money for a #3, it's all just the way the contract is worded.
  2. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

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    True, good call. I hope this gets fully acknowledged. 6/18 with the last year as phoney is what the speculation on here seems to suggest.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2007
  3. stinkypete

    stinkypete In the Starting Line-Up

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    I wonder if rumors of that $20 million 7th year are true.

    I'm interested to see in what this deal does to the remaining WR free agent market. Kevin Curtis can argue that he deserves more money than Welker, and Stallworth no down will demand more. They surely are doing to demand that their deals look better "on paper."

    We might just have made it much more difficult to sign a top free agent WR this year.

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