What Should the Bears Pay Robbie Gould? A Comparison

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  1. The Benjamin

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    As we all know, Robbie Gould is a free agent at the end of the year. The question is, what should the Bears pay him? He is one of (if not the best) kicker in the game today. Also, if you are going off of percentages, if Robbie Gould makes his next three field goals, he will tie the record for greatest field goal kicking percentage of all time.

    But, what do you pay him?

    Currently, the highest paid kicker is Sebastian Janikowski.

    His Base salary is $3.5M
    His Cap hit is $4.96M
    His Guaranteed money for the life of his contract is $8M
    His average salary is $3.78M
    His signing Bonus was $1.8M (which is NOT the highest signing bonus a kicker got)

    The person who got the highest signing bonus is Stephen Gostkowski.

    The bonus was $4M


    Going off of all that, and knowing Gould is about to get paid, what do you think the Bears should pay him?
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  2. weneedmorelinemen

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    The highest signing bonus Gostkowski got was 4 bucks? How can he afford to feed his family on that? :)

    I'm thinking 3 years 11 million for Gould since they are talking shorter contracts for vets. I hope we keep him. He knows those SF winds.
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    Don't think we think Robbie will be here next year, just the way he talked earier in the year.
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    I hope they don't hold grudges like that about good players complaining about money. If that was the case, Briggs would have been long gone.
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    Haha, nice edit :)
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    pay him his weight in Gould.
    Good as gold.
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    He gets what ever top kickers are valued at, it's the number of years to sign him for that's the hard part.
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    I wasn't think about the Bears feeling they don't want to resign him I am think maybe he is the one that won't be interested in signing with the Bears
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    I think he will ... he knows what is up and coming ... play for a winning team.
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    FWIW here's what he signed for last time. So he's been averaging roughly $2.6 mil a year over 6 years. You figure he's probably due some kind of increase but not a huge one since he's already close to being on of the best paid PKs in the NFL. With as consistent as he's been and how he's improved his range I think we can offer him a 4 year deal that would take him to age 35. Something in the range of $3 mil a year or maybe a tad more seems about right. A lot of teams would love to have him so you know he's not gonna come cheap but he's not a guy you want to lose either so you pay him because he wins games for you.

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    Robbie Gould
    Kicker9 years
    31 years old

    Current Salary Information
    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $15,500,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary $2,583,333 Guaranteed: $4,000,000 Free Agent: 2014 / Unrestricted
    YearBaseS. BonusMisc.Cap HitDead
    2008 460,000 - 2,100,000 2,560,000 -
    2009 750,000 - 2,150,000 2,900,000 -
    2010 1,600,000 - 150,000 1,750,000 -
    2011 1,650,000 - 500,000 2,150,000 -
    2012 2,325,000 - 500,000 2,825,000 -
    2013 2,425,000 - 500,000 2,925,000 -
    2014 UFA
    • 2008 Roster Bonus: $2 million
    • 2008 Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • 2009 Roster Bonus: $2.15 million
    • 2010 Roster Bonus: $150,000
    • 2011-13 Roster Bonus: $500,000
    • Incentives: $2 million
    • 2012 IR: Week 15

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