BELLINGHAWK wrote:First off: I'm blown away by how enormous that man is...
He came over after I said "Hey Kam! Go Hawks!" Super nice guy and took a sec to shake my hand. I said we've got a big season ahead of us, to which he replied "We've got unfinished business."
I mentioned his new contract and he said "They're workin on it as we speak!" with a big smile on his face. Sounds like he really is the next in line for a nice extension.
Random encounter, but what a good dude for taking a minute for a fan.
Very cool, and I'm betting quite surprising since you were at the Atlanta airport and not Seattle. Glad to hear they are working on it. Of course we have all season, so there's no rush to get it done, but it would be nice to have it all finished up so he can at least get it signed before we start camp.
HawkFan72 wrote:Interesting to hear that they are working on a new deal for him. I expect they are also working on deals with Earl and Okung.
Actually I would expect not so much. Okung is locked up through 2015, that's 3 more years. We have a lot of money tied to his contract right now. We could feasibly restructure it to spread some of the money out, but as far as he is concerned, he's a hawk for the long term already. Thomas' contract, he's locked in for 2 more years, so unless they just want to move money around or try to get him locked in before the market increases next off season, there's no huge rush for his either. He is due over $8 million for the next 2 seasons. Both Earl and Okung were rookies before the rookie cap and were paid pretty well.