Sounds like BMarsh wants to finish his career a Bear, doesn't want max money

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  1. dachuckster

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    I hope this is all true and it works out that Marshall retires as a Bear. This is the team where he matured and really became an effective team leader. He is a real team player. I know he mopes a bit when he doesn't get a lot a balls thrown his way, but what premier receiver doesn't.

    It would be really cool if Marshall ended up taking the elder statesman role that Tillman will vacate when he retires. I think he can do it.
     
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    DC, what kind of contract do you think Emery could/should offer as an extension or new if he hits FA?
     
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    I love B-Marsh but I find it funny that he compares himself to Calvin Johnson when talking about money. He is not at good as CJ and will not get nearly as much as him.

    But he use him to say "they are going to ask for this...... I won't"

    Easy to say that when he knows he won't get nearly as much even without a discount.

    However, I hope he stays at what he feels is a team friendly deal and it actually is one.
     
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    He still gets his money Henry, stop drinking you holic!
     
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    Not sure. It needs to be close to market. If his FA market value would be $6M per year (just a figure I pulled out of my butt) I don't see how we could offer him a lot less unless his skills were starting to fall off. I am hoping his comments mean that (continuing my $6M example) if all we could do is $5M that he might walk away form a $6.5M offer from another team (especially if the team was something like Jacksonville).

    But a lot would depend on where the team is cap-wise vs other needs. It could end up where Marshall leaves because we need too much money elsewhere.
     
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    Based on the fact that a guy who only had one good year in the league, was out of the league twice, and and thrown more interceptions than td's prior to last year got 5 mill a season...yeah, I'd say we got a discount if he was to reach the market this year.
     
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    disagree butkus, he got the money Romo got, that's current market value, 1 playoff win in 6 years isn't worth current market value fo a "franchise qb, an inability to stay in 16 games isn't worth "market value". Cutler shouldn't have earned more then 18mil a year(FT level), and honestly it should have been closer to 15 which would have been "hometown discount".

    All I'm saying is that players I don't beleive players when they say "i'll take less money here" until they do. Words are cheap, and Cutler this past year is the perfect example.
     
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    I agree with your last statement, that until players actually take less money, like Bennett did in Seattle, it's tough to believe. Cutler should have gotten 18 mill because thats what the market is now. The players who are earning around 15 now, will be earning 18 when their deals are up. What do you think Eli, Stafford and Cam are going to get when their deals are up?
     
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    i think jay got maximum money, there was no discount here, and not sure somebody else would offer him (substantialy) more. he doesnt have any real success, so this is probably too much, but it is what it is, 15mil/y would be just fine
     
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    Eli already got his big contract I expect him to make less, I'll bet Stafford and Cam get something along the lines of 25-30mil in the next 1-2 years.
     

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