Terms of the Keenan Lewis contract (1 Viewer)

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I am glad we have him, clearly the FO identified him as our priority target and got their man. Does anyone else wonder why we paid him the most $ of all the available CB's though? Seems like a depressed market (like it was for most all FA's). I don't think it's a bad deal for us by any means, just curious why Smith and some of the other top rated CB's got so much less??
 

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I am glad we have him, clearly the FO identified him as our priority target and got their man. Does anyone else wonder why we paid him the most $ of all the available CB's though? Seems like a depressed market (like it was for most all FA's). I don't think it's a bad deal for us by any means, just curious why Smith and some of the other top rated CB's got so much less??
I think the money was pretty good. Eagles signed Cary WIlliams (a way lesser corner) for 17mln and 3 years, Sean Smith (also a lesser player) for 18mln and 3 years and the same 11mln guaranteed as lewis got for 5 years
 

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The cap hit is good value in the first two years versus his performance for the 2012 season. If he improves as a player and the cap increases/market increases then the value could also be there over the final three contract years.

I wonder what Nnamdi will ultimately sign for considering his performance value is really low over the past 2 seasons. I hope his contract is less than Lewis' guaranteed with a few performance based incentives.
 
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I am glad we have him, clearly the FO identified him as our priority target and got their man. Does anyone else wonder why we paid him the most $ of all the available CB's though? Seems like a depressed market (like it was for most all FA's). I don't think it's a bad deal for us by any means, just curious why Smith and some of the other top rated CB's got so much less??
Well it should be noted that he apparently turned down over a Mil. per year from 2 other teams to sign with us so no I don't think we overpaid.
 

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I am glad we have him, clearly the FO identified him as our priority target and got their man. Does anyone else wonder why we paid him the most $ of all the available CB's though? Seems like a depressed market (like it was for most all FA's). I don't think it's a bad deal for us by any means, just curious why Smith and some of the other top rated CB's got so much less??
They didn't get less, they got shorter term deals with more guaranteed-per-year.

Smith, for instance got $3 mil per year and the same amount guaranteed over a 3 year, not 5, deal.

This was a very cap friendly contract. He's cuttable (not that I hope we do that) in year 3 of his deal, and not even super heavily backloaded, as his cap number never exceeds $7 million. His final four years look like the deal we have Jabari Greer, but we also get the advantage of this super cap friendly year#1
 

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