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Atlanta Dan
10-29-2007, 07:41 PM
Romo not being pressured to sign a new contract before the season started apparently paid off

The Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with quarterback Tony Romo on a six-year, $67.5 million contract extension, $30 million which is guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Ed Werder and ESPN.com's Matt Mosley.

The deal is expected to be announced at an 11 a.m. ET press conference on Tuesday. Romo's deal surpasses the six-year, $65 million contract ($27 million guaranteed) that St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger signed at the start of training camp. Romo and Bulger have the same agents, Ken Kremer and Tom Condon.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3085827

I watch these negotiations because they set the benchmark for what Leigh Steinberg will be seeking for Ben. Around 6 years $70 million looks about right to me.

steveironcity
10-29-2007, 08:01 PM
I can waste alot less money, so why dosent Jerry Jones pay me?

The Duke
10-29-2007, 08:07 PM
Romo not being pressured to sign a new contract before the season started apparently paid off

The Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with quarterback Tony Romo on a six-year, $67.5 million contract extension, $30 million which is guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Ed Werder and ESPN.com's Matt Mosley.

The deal is expected to be announced at an 11 a.m. ET press conference on Tuesday. Romo's deal surpasses the six-year, $65 million contract ($27 million guaranteed) that St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger signed at the start of training camp. Romo and Bulger have the same agents, Ken Kremer and Tom Condon.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3085827

I watch these negotiations because they set the benchmark for what Leigh Steinberg will be seeking for Ben. Around 6 years $70 million looks about right to me.

You think he'll be getting more than bulger and romo? Well, the rooney's must have the money so it's not the time to be cheap, Ben's the future.

and about romo, I haven't seen enough of him yet, despite what the media thinks 1 year of experience is not enough, so to me right now his contract looks a little to big

tony hipchest
10-29-2007, 08:08 PM
I watch these negotiations because they set the benchmark for what Leigh Steinberg will be seeking for Ben. Around 6 years $70 million looks about right to me.

:yep:

did you see romo took out a $30 mil. insurance policy against injury just about a week ago? if that dont speed up negotiations, i dont know what will.

the biggest off season question may be if d. anderson is m. schaub or t. romo. what a crappy time to have b. quinn play into the decision.

Atlanta Dan
10-29-2007, 08:17 PM
You think he'll be getting more than bulger and romo? Well, the rooney's must have the money so it's not the time to be cheap, Ben's the future.

and about romo, I haven't seen enough of him yet, despite what the media thinks 1 year of experience is not enough, so to me right now his contract looks a little to big

My only question is whether $70 million will cover it if the Steelers somehow got hot in the playoffs this season (I assume the Steelers will do the deal this offseason)

Hell - JaMarcus Russell got $60 million for 6 years with $30 million guaranteed by the Raiders

Ben is playing as well as either Romo or Bulger and so far established 2006 was due to the crash and the appendectomy. It will be hard for the Rooneys to argue Ben should take less and Ben is head strong enough he will walk after 2009 if he does not get market rate

MasterOfPuppets
10-29-2007, 08:28 PM
the odds are, ben is not going to finish in the top 5 in stats. i don't know how much of a factor that is during negotiations, but i'm sure thr rooneys will try to use it to thier advantage.i'm sure the thought of a 30 million bonus has dans ass a puckerin.

Atlanta Dan
10-29-2007, 08:43 PM
:yep:

did you see romo took out a $30 mil. insurance policy against injury just about a week ago? if that dont speed up negotiations, i dont know what will.

the biggest off season question may be if d. anderson is m. schaub or t. romo. what a crappy time to have b. quinn play into the decision.

Yep - Anderson is a restricted FA after this season - Browns will not tie up $$ in Anderson and Quinn - (and let's see how Anderson holds up after back to back road trips to Pittsburgh & Baltimore)

jjpro11
10-29-2007, 08:43 PM
i dont think the rooneys are about to let a franchise qb go after going 20+ years searching for one.

RoethlisBURGHer
10-29-2007, 08:51 PM
i dont think the rooneys are about to let a franchise qb go after going 20+ years searching for one.

And I think Ben is smart enough to know that the Rooneys will make Ben the highest paid QB in Steelers history, but they won't break the bank and keep them from improving the team in the future to keep him either.

Ben will remain a Steeler. He will be the highest paid Steeler when he gets his new contract.

tony hipchest
10-29-2007, 09:03 PM
He will be the highest paid Steeler when he gets his new contract.
well that goes without saying.

romo is now the highest paid cowboy in history. even emmitt "word" smith was speechless when news broke live.

GBMelBlount
10-29-2007, 09:34 PM
Won't we have to "free up money" vs. cap to resign Ben. I say we sign Testaverde ("Green balls" en Francais.) Think of the money we'll save!!!!! (BTW JK)

Hines0wnz
10-29-2007, 10:33 PM
I can waste alot less money, so why dosent Jerry Jones pay me?

My sentiments exactly.

Haiku_Dirtt
10-29-2007, 11:49 PM
the odds are, ben is not going to finish in the top 5 in stats. i don't know how much of a factor that is during negotiations, but i'm sure thr rooneys will try to use it to thier advantage.i'm sure the thought of a 30 million bonus has dans ass a puckerin.

There is plenty of juice sans SuzukiGate for the Rooneys to leverage.

One being the fact that we won the Super Bowl more inspite of Ben and less because of Ben. Two being the ridiculous interceptions that were key in pivotal games.

Leigh will counter with the fact that as Ben goes so go the Steelers. But then are there others that fit that mold?

The Rooneys stood by BR when the s**t hit the fan he should do the same and understand that he's not getting Dallas Cowboy Money.

Atlanta Dan
10-30-2007, 07:00 AM
There is plenty of juice sans SuzukiGate for the Rooneys to leverage.

One being the fact that we won the Super Bowl more inspite of Ben and less because of Ben. Two being the ridiculous interceptions that were key in pivotal games.

Leigh will counter with the fact that as Ben goes so go the Steelers. But then are there others that fit that mold?

The Rooneys stood by BR when the s**t hit the fan he should do the same and understand that he's not getting Dallas Cowboy Money.

But as I pointed out, $60 million over 6 years is JaMarcus Russell $$$. In addition, Romo basically got Bulger $$ - this was not Jones going nuts.

NFL contracts go no direction but up. $65-70 million/6 years is now the slot for second tier non-Brady/Manning (and Vick:dang:) contracts.

Ben will walk like Faneca if he is not paid market rate - it's a business - if the Steelers do not want to pay the going rate teams will be lined up, barring injury, to take Ben off their hands.

Lord Stiller
10-30-2007, 08:02 AM
the odds are, ben is not going to finish in the top 5 in stats.

He is on pace to do that

Ben is clearly a top 5 qb in the nfl, hopefully he is reasonable and signs a fair deal

revefsreleets
10-30-2007, 09:30 AM
The Steelers will cough up the cash to keep Ben. They learned their lesson the hard way that bargain QB = No Super Bowl wins. The cap continues to rise due to lucrative TV deals and they'll be able to swing a deal to keep him.

STEELtownHAVOX
10-30-2007, 11:16 AM
He|| no he doesn't deserve $30 guaranteed, $11.5 signing bonus, plus an additional $11 mil/year for six years. Come one now. Also, I'm really sick of hearing the announcers say stuff like, "Brett Favre looks like Tony Romo out there". Are you kidding me?!?! I heard that 2 or 3 times, that's sickening. If the D-bags, I mean Cowboys want to throw away money to some poindexter that parties with Britney Spears, then go for it. I don't hate the Cowboys either; I think Marion Barbour is a beast, and T.O. is a hard-working receiver.