Overpaid Free Agents '13. 3 Dolphins and Levitre make the list
Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:14 AM
Yikes. After reading that, it's almost as if I don't want us to sign anybody ever again.
Do you agree with this list?
Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:48 AM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:03 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:38 PM
His contract is reportedly laced with incentives. Reasonable.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:18 PM
Well said. Free agency is the msot overblown thing ever. Teams don't win championships with FAs unless they are a QB (which rarely happens) or a pass rusher. I'm fine with overspending for Mario. But to overspend on guards, receivers, or LBs, it's fools' gold.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:46 PM
Only if you think paying $2-3M for a veteran backup QB is "wildly overspending."
Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:54 PM
Winners are built via the draft.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:58 PM
Actually isn't he making 13 million over the next two years?
Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:02 PM
Actually, no -- unless he plays a lot. And if he's playing a lot, that means (a) he's healthy and (b) he's probably playing pretty well. Under that scenario, he's still not overpaid.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:07 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:38 PM
Levitre is a good football player and will help the Titans at a needy position, but they paid an awful lot to get him. Levitre's six-year contract averages $7.8 million annually with a $10.5 million signing bonus. The market's other top young free-agent guards -- Louis Vasquez (Broncos) and Donald Thomas (Colts) -- were far better values at $5.875 million and $3.5 million, respectively.
The Titans are essentially paying Levitre left tackle money. Indeed, he's making more per season than Tennessee's own left tackle, Michael Roos. (Perhaps Roos should request a raise.) Levitre has never been to a Pro Bowl and goes 6-foot-2, 303 -- small for a guard. Here's hoping he doesn't get physically manhandled in the AFC South.
Wow, almost 2 million more per year then Vasquez. I knew it was overpayment, but I didn't realize just how much until seeing the numbers put up against some other players.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:46 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:54 PM
...or maybe they made smart business decisions
Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:55 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:59 PM
A tool because he didn't go out and frantically over-spend on FA's knowing that we need to preserve cap space to sign out own to contract extensions (i.e., Byrd, Wood, Spiller)? A fool because he brought in 3 pretty quality FA's in Lawson, Branch and Kolb for bargain contracts? How would you have done it differently?
BTW....I guarantee you the Bills are not done in FA.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:16 PM
Yes - Kolb is dirt-cheap for a QB - there is literally nothing wrong with his signing. Very low risk.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:23 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:27 PM
Edited by ldandria, 09 April 2013 - 06:27 PM.