Desmond Trufant has joined the ranks of the top paid cornerbacks in the NFL after inking a new five year, $69 million contract extension according to Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post. According to Schultz, $42 million of the contract is guaranteed. Trufant was drafted with the 22nd pick of the 2013 NFL Draft and made the Pro Bowl in 2015. Trufant has been injured this past season and only appeared in 9 games, but the Falcons were confident enough to extend the contract at a pretty high figure rather than having him play out the season on his $8 million option year. Continue reading Desmond Trufant Signs $69 Million Contract Extension »
I wanted to jump into a bit of a different topic today and one that I guess would be aimed more at either agents who are representing players or students/professionals who are pursuing a career in sports representation. The topic is about salary conversions into bonus money and the negatives that are attached to it by just maintaining the status quo, default contract language used by most teams. Ive spoken a bit on this on the podcast before and I believe I touched on it in the book too but what reminded me of the topic was Tony Romo’s release and the following tweet by Joel Corry
Dallas would’ve had right to recoup a lot more than $5M from Tony Romo if on reserve/retired list because of language in salary conversions.
— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) April 5, 2017
According to Adam Schefter and Todd Archer of ESPN, Tony Romo will retire from the NFL to pursue a career in broadcasting.
Tony Romo is leaving football and going into broadcasting, even with Dallas planning to release him today, sources tell @toddarcher and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017
This will end at least the Cowboys part in months long speculation concerning Romo as they plan to release Romo from his contract according to Schefter. Prior to today’s news Dallas had been hoping to find a trade partner for Romo and just yesterday had given team’s permission to contact Romo about facilitating a trade. Continue reading Tony Romo To Retire From Football »
For the last few weeks there has been some talk of the Seahawks being willing to move star cornerback Richard Sherman if the right trade came along. It’s a move that would be surprising to many as Sherman is pretty much synonymous with the success of the Seahawks franchise and considered one of the best, if not the best, corners in the NFL. Is this a move that Seattle should consider? Continue reading Could the Seahawks Trade Richard Sherman »
The Colts announced that they are releasing defensive tackle Arthur Jones who played in all of 17 games across three years after signing a big $33 million contract in 2014. Jones was one of many questionable signings made during that period by Indianapolis and arguably the worst. Jones had a relationship with head coach Chuck Pagano and there was a thought that he would far exceed his level of play in Baltimore when he switched to Indianapolis and that never materialized. Continue reading Colts Cut Arthur Jones »
The NFL can be a very strange place when it comes to quarterbacks and their contracts. Normally when it comes to contracts most people can at least get a ballpark estimate of value on a player. Age, playing time, and draft status all are basic indicators of free agent success and failure. For the most part very few players sign contracts that are complete surprises and probably 95% of the time you can figure out the rationale behind the way that the signings have gone during free agency even if you don’t agree with the decision. But when it comes to the quarterback almost all logic can be thrown out. Continue reading The Strange Decisions Made on Quarterbacks »
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald is reporting that the Dolphins have signed linebacker Kiko Alonso to a new four year, $28.8 million contract, a report that has been confirmed by multiple others. Per Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post the new contract will have about $18.5 million in guaranteed salary, though I would imagine that the contract has less guaranteed at signing than that figure. The Dolphins and Alonso had reportedly been working on an extension prior to the start of free agency but were unable to get a deal done which led to the Dolphins using a first round restricted tender to maintain their rights to him. Continue reading Dolphins Extend Kiko Alonso »