Kelly the Dog, on 26 April 2013 - 11:12 PM, said:
It's especially important for raw guys that can very well sit for a year. I could even see Kolb playing the whole year, unless he gets hurt or sucks terribly, both of which are entirely possible.
Kolb would have to beat out Manuel and Jackson for the starting gig. Doug said so much so: All his players will be fighting for a starting gig...what a refreshing change in attitude as compare to the previous staff, which was hell bent on not giving an opportunity to the backups.
djp14150, on 27 April 2013 - 01:20 AM, said:
This is really irrelevent....
It doesnt really matter if they are 4 or 5 yr contracts...you still can cut them if they fail.
similarly if he is a big time success they renegotiate the contract to pay him what he is worth.
The reason they took him is because Philadelkphia would have taken him at their 2nd round pick or traded up to around 24-27 to take him.
I believe most of the agents (at least for the 1st rounders) are negotiating a guaranteed deals, meaning all the 4 or 5 years of salaries are guaranteed for the player irrespective if they are or not there on the team.