Skip to comments.Report: Crabtree offer is reduced
Posted on 09/23/2009 10:44:56 AM PDT by Brookhaven
Michael Crabtree celebrated his 22nd birthday Monday. As an unwanted gift, multiple reports surfaced that the 49ers are poised to drop their offer to the No. 10 overall pick out of Texas Tech.
Citing team sources, Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports wrote that Crabtree's continued absence makes him less valuable to the 49ers on a prorated basis and added, "Translation: The team just reduced its offer and will continue to do so with each passing week."
A day earlier, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported that the 49ers sent a letter to Crabtree "modifying" their offer.
Responding to the Fox report Monday, coach Mike Singletary acknowledged that such a letter had at least been discussed. But Singletary said he was unsure whether the 49ers had actually dropped the note in the mail.
Singletary said. "I didn't want to hear about it any more after last Friday. I said, 'Hey, do what you have to do. I'm focused over here.'
"So I don't know if the letter's actually been sent. I know we talked about it. But at this point, the whole Michael Crabtree thing "... it's over there. I'm going to focus over here. We have our hands full with the 53 (players) that we have."
The 49ers' offer has been reported at five years and $20 million, with $16 million guaranteed. According to the Yahoo! report, the 49ers are willing to give Crabtree incentives that would take them to within a dollar
less of the package given to No. 9 pick B.J. Raji. (Raji got a reported five-year deal for $28.5 million with almost $18 million guaranteed.)
"We won't go over that," the team source told Yahoo! "Otherwise, we're going to have the same problem next year, and the year after that "..."
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Yeah. Like I said in the post above, I think that there is something to the rumor that the Jets are telling him to hold out so that they will be eventually be able to sign him.
Or a host of other top college WRs who have been busts....
Who? Wasn’t he supposed to be a hot shot player? Nobody now
Nothing free about it. And, if you are scholarship you are not even allowed to work a part-time job.
Doesn’t work that way. Players agree to take a large % of the revenues in exchange for the right to teams having a draft.
The prison team....
He got a 5 year bid for robbery
There is revenue sharing among the teams. Quite a bit of it, not total revenue sharing but that would be silly. As it is the revenue from the TV contracts is enough to pay the cap.
But when it comes to signing players one needs to keep in mind that NFL teams (like other sports teams) are not independent corporations, they’re FRANCHISES, in a franchise system much like McDonalds which has an overseeing corporate body. And said corporate body institutes rules. One of the rules that pretty much all franchise systems always institute involve the availability of employees to other franchises, nobody wants one franchise holder to snipe all the good employees so a system has to be put in place. While franchise holders compete, they also co-operate to make a valuable whole.
Baseball is dominated by large market teams with an occasional appearance by a small market team. They way they balance it out is a revenue sharing deal.
Every minute Crabtree holds out proves Davis was right to skip him. Crabtree should get paid for what ACTUALLY happened, not for what Mel Kiper said was going to happen. The whole “well I shoulda been drafted earlier” argument is just proving that he’s a complete idiot, and complete tend to be failures in the NFL. This whole incident is proving the critics half right, this level of intellect shouldn’t have been picked 10th, this level of intellect shouldn’t have been picked until the second day, maybe even the supplemental draft.
The NFL isn’t a free market system though save for free agency.
That is a great point. Success in the NFL is about more than athleticism. It’s about brains.
There are plenty of great athletes who couldn’t make it because they weren’t smart enough. Football, believe it or not, really is a thinking mans game.
Yup, you could have the body to be the next Jerry Rice, but without the brains... So far Crabtree is looking like he’s the next Ryan Leaf.
my point exactly! try to bust up a well run BUSINESS with stupidity and you will lose. Punk tried to be an exception to the rule. I really like the rookie minimum idea, hey the vets have one, it truely has merits and would work well with the current cap system.
But he wasn't the Number 7 pick. He was the number 10 pick, so he'll get number 10 money. If he holds out and re-enters the draft next year, he'll get whatever the dollars are that are slotted for that pick.
Here, friends, is the wrinkle that makes Crabtree's move extra stupid. The NFL's collective bargaining agreement expires following next season. The NFL has been angling for a rookie cap, very similar to that found in the NBA. It's possible, though not likely, that the NFL will reach an agreement with the NFLPA for a new collective bargaining agreement prior to the '10 draft. If the new CBA contains a rookie salary cap, Crabtree will have cost himself millions of dollars.
They knew what they were getting going in. Might actually try to get an education it could come in handy.
for athletes who never go to the pros, the system might work.
He needs to remember his ex-college QB is playing in Canada.
College isn’t the only way to get into the pros. It’s the most common way, but there’s guys that go to various semi-pro leagues instead and still manage to get into the NFL. Then there’s the really weird ones like Antonio Gates who played basketball in college but still managed to be NFL players.
So they have a right to go to the pros ?
There will be a rookie cap in 2011 and the veterans won’t mind since it means more $$$ for them and less for the guys who are signing big contracts without having played a down in the NFL.
The salary cap in 2002 was $71 million, This year it’s $127 million. That’s an 80% increase in 7 years and well past the rate of inflation. No one save for some unproven rookie is going to want to buck that system
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