Not only will he never be able to recover that money he loses this year, he will also not get a contract remotely close to this offer next year.
Anthony Munoz almost lost his first year, and the Bengals rights to sign him. It was a fiasco, with both sides calling each other liars, and a lawsuit too. Paul Brown eventually lightened up, and Munoz took the best offer. Later, Munoz got rid of his agent, and went solo for the rest of his career and Brown rewarded him time and time again.