- Mar 17, 2016
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As much as I'm a Geno homer - This.There is a lot of wishful thinking here. You guys are delusional if you think Geno is going to take a discount or that he's going to get any less than 40 per year at his current pace.
Geno is going to take money from whoever offers him the highest contract. This is likely going to be his last and ONLY big contract. He's going to get whatever he can, he's not going to take a hometown discount out of the goodness of his heart.
I'm also seeing posters talk about Geno Smith taking all he's worth as being a negative reflection of his character, or that he's grown so he'll take less. That talk is nonsense -- at the end of the day the player is entitled and they almost always follow the mighty dollar, and there isn't anything wrong with that. Only a very few players do take a discount, Geno is not going to be that guy.
Sign him early for a slight 'early friends haven't proven all the way' typa discount and get it done.
Don't care what has to be shoved around/deadcapped/fanagled/LA Ram'ed last year/Smoke and Mirrors. There's money. Find it.