Jason Fitzgerald


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Best & Worst 2015: The Best Running Back contracts

For the last two seasons I have done a summer “Best and Worst” contracts for each team in the NFL, but I decided this year to put that on hold since it recycles so many players and instead take a positional approach to the concept. So during the course of the summer I’ll do my choices for the top three and bottom three contracts at each position from a team perspective. As usual the rules are no rookie contracts allowed in the selection. We start this week with a look at running backs.

Ryan_Mathews3. Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles (3 years, $11 million, $5 million fully guaranteed) (more…)

The Russell Wilson Guaranteed Salary Problem

This past weekend there was again much talk about Russell Wilson’s contract with the Seattle Seahawks, mostly centered around the guaranteed portion of the contract. This was something I speculated about months ago when the Seahawks mentioned “outside of the box” thinking on Wilson’s contract and it looks to be a divisive issue between the sides.  Wilson’s agent is primarily a baseball agent, a sport where contracts are fully guaranteed so it is a logical point for them to take. So let’s see if we can sort this out. (more…)

Best & Worst 2015: The Worst Quarterback Contracts

For the last two seasons I have done a summer “Best and Worst” contracts for each team in the NFL, but I decided this year to put that on hold since it recycles so many players and instead take a positional approach to the concept. So during the course of the summer I’ll do my choices for the top three and bottom three contracts at each position from a team perspective. As usual the rules are no rookie contracts allowed in the selection.

Today I’ll give my opinion on the worst contracts at the quarterback position. That doesnt mean worst player, just the deals I felt teams may have most compromised themselves on the structure or stuck their head out most on the valuation of the contract.

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Best & Worst 2015: The Best Quarterback Contracts

For the last two seasons I have done a summer “Best and Worst” contracts for each team in the NFL, but I decided this year to put that on hold since it recycles so many players and instead take a positional approach to the concept. So during the course of the summer I’ll do my choices for the top three and bottom three contracts at each position from a team perspective. As usual the rules are no rookie contracts allowed in the selection. Today we start with my selections for best quarterback contracts in the NFL and I’ll be back later this week with the worst QB contracts in the NFL. (more…)

OTC Podcast 6/18: Dez’ Contract, Eagles and Chip Kelly, Wilkerson and more…

In this weeks OTC Podcast:

– Looking at Dez Bryant’s threats to hold out

– Declining wide receiver production

– Is Chip Kelly ruining the Eagles cap?

– How to maximize Mo Wilkersons value

– Plus rambling about Lebron James…

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Future Projections: Wide Receiver

Today I wanted to look at some various futures projections at the wide receiver position. I thought this might make an interesting read for the current NFL with a number of big name receivers looking for contract extensions as well as for fantasy possibilities. To examine expectations I am sampling receivers from 2004 from 2014 into two groups: those who produced at least one 1,000 yard seasons in their first four years in the NFL and those who produced none. From there we can use the average yearly improvement levels (adjusted for outliers) to estimate the results over the next few seasons.

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2015 Cowboys Salary Cap Report via SN