DK Signing 3 Year/72m extension

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Love the deal for both sides. I also like the thought that it bothers a lot of people who can't stand the guy. Which is pretty funny as well.
 

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I'd imagine that there's a reason why Adams is the only receiver worth a damn to get a 5 year contract this offseason, and no one got a 6. Doesn't seem very "bog standard" to me.

Kupp, DK, Deebo, and Terry all got 3. Godwin and Williams are on 3s as well.


There is a very good reason there was only one contract given to a WR this offseason that was for more than four years, and that was to the best (and dirtiest! Let's not forget that Davante Adams is a dirty cheater) WR in the league, and came from the Raiders, who are currently throwing money at trying to compete in that division. And even Adams's deal is really more of a three-year deal, with very little guaranteed after 2024. And if you try to keep the player performing on your team without guaranteed money, you get the Earl Thomas situation from 2018: a player who doesn't want to be on the field taking injury risks (including the risk that he might get injured in a way that keeps him from making big money for the rest of what could otherwise be productive years for him). And what happened to ETIII (among others) is a big warning to other players that they should really fight hard to avoid playing on contracts without further guarantees.

I believe the reason is that @Fade's analysis (minus the totally unfounded assertion that every team except the Seahawks gives WRs six-year contracts as S.O.P., which is just plain false/incorrect, as @Maelstrom787's excellent post shows clearly) ignores risk management for both the team and the player. Yes, it's nice for teams to have players locked into long-term deals when those players play well over those entire deals. But the problem is that the player may not play well over the life of the contract, and if that happens, then you're stuck with a multi-year albatross, paying eight figures for a player who's not worth it. Teams didn't even use fake six-year deals this offseason, where the extra years are there to allow part of the cap hit to be reduced over the next season or two, via a reduction of what part of the signing bonus is counted in each season. And from the player side, there are good incentives not to accept contracts with (mostly) non-guaranteed years at the end. Even ignoring that, a player who believes he might play well enough to make a six-year deal a tremendous bargain for his team has major incentives to make a shorter contract and have the chance to make a lot more money a few years down the road.

So it might just be good risk management by both sides that keeps the contracts shorter.
 
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Great draft but dumb signing for Seahawks. What a waste, its only going to get worst when he starts acting up like a diva because the QB can't give him the ball.
Good analysis. A great DE, MLB, Left Tackle, TE or cornerback is worth this kind of money. A WR? Hail no. He will be out with an injury most of the year. Every single owie he will let it heal. Number one, he will get his money , number two he just needs to flash in the last year of the contract and then get paid way too much once more.
 

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This signing leaves all options open to the Seahawks. He was in the final year of his contract which brought down his trade value and put the Seahawks in a position of sign him, trade him ( for under market value because he would need to be extended by the team trading for him), or let him play out his contract. Signing him for a reasonable contract was the best course and I think the Seahawks accomplished that. Now they can sit back and see how it goes. The option to trade him is there if they choose to go that route, but without the pressure of having a expiring contract. His trade value is up now. Seahawks likely won't seek a trade ( but will listen if someone wants to make an offer) because Metcalf and Lockett will be a big help to which ever QB the Seahawks draft in 2023, they can afford the contract and it's one less position that needs filling. The Seahawks been playing things extremely smart this season and this signing is just another example.
 
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