You're welcome, Kevin ;-)
And congrats, Terry!
I actually have that tabbed for tomorrow! Great minds.
First time I've ever been accused of that!
You're now a professional. Go out and make the most of this wonderful opportunity. We're cheering for you always.
>Money money money mun-nay..... mun-aaaye!>
Fields of Dreams
Curious, they sign contracts AFTER rookie camps? What if he had been injured? Are there short term insurance options for that?
Why are Nick and Dre'Mont holding out?
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
I’d heard the 3rd rounders are some of the last to sign, because of provisions in the CBA unique to their contracts.
I was a big supporter of Terry’s. Remember a time when he was considered expendable to help meet scholly numbers.
Oh well, Terry did it. I’ll be following him as a Redskin, interested in what he’ll do with real opportunity aside from ST and blocking.
Wow! He was "expendable?" Glad that never came to fruition.
That's a nice return on his five year investment in OSU.
69 in 18
. I need to get into this football playing business .
sheesh, nearly 4 million for McLaurin and 14 million for Haskins....all for one year.
"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer
Not per year. Total value of the contract, or at least total value guaranteed. I would imagine they're both on 3-4 year rookie deals.
4 year contracts. First rounders have a team-option for a fifth year.
Buckeye in the desert of Washington state.
Interesting. I always equated being a rookie as being a first year player.
So, if I get this correctly, they have the option to lock in rookie salary for a few years. But when can they re-negotiate for a full-fledged contract if they're performing well?
The TEAM has the option of ripping up the original rookie K and giving the player a long term deal; however, that never happens. Instead, when a player is playing above the value of his rookie K (like Russell Wilson and LeVeon Bell), they have little recourse. As a QB, Wilson knew his risk of injury was low, and therefore waited until his mega K. LeVeon Bell, as a RB, knows that the shelf life/tread life on a RB is relatively low. Therefore, his ONLY recourse was to sit out the year, rather than play out the rest of the deal (or get a one year "franchise tag" deal, which happened the first year his rookie K elapsed).
It was only until he was an unrestricted free agent that he could sign a long term deal that resembled his market value/actual productivity.
“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden
Capping of what's been a very good week, as he's been getting raves.
Get you some more, 83.
I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...
So happy to see this for Terry. The dude was just a model player on and off the field. Led by example and always played full throttle. The play during this year's The Game in which he plowed through two scUM defenders two get an extra three yards for the 1st down was so illustrative of his competitive drive. Hope he enjoys a long, healthy, and wildly successful NFL career.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer." - Frank Zappa
BuckIhateTTUN, great profile picture! I had to zoom in at first to see what was underneath. Very appropriate!
Haha! Thanks, Piedmont. I maxed out my extremely rudimentary Adobe Illustrator skills on that one!
There ought to be a Terry McLaurin documentary to show every kid in High School who thinks they want to get to the NFL. Terry has is the model of how hard work and great attitude get it done, every damn day. So proud he is a Buckeye!
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