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Old 01-19-2013, 01:55 PM   #65
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Default Re: Did Steelers make a rash decision to sign Antonio Brown?

Originally Posted by Kingmagyar View Post
Seems you forgot one little fact.

What the word "extension" means in regards to a contract. Don't worry I will always check the real facts before I disagree with one of your posts.

Brown was an extension which means it's really for six years at 42.5 mil.
Around 7.08 mil per year and not very front loaded. More money is in the back end where if Brown would somehow become a bust he would never see that money.

Marshall is making 9.46 mil per year and I'm sure it was front loaded a ton with a lot of guaranteed money as well and big cap hits over 9 mil his remaining three seasons.

So just so you have the facts since you always check the facts

Brown 7.08 mil per season
Marshall 9.46 mil per season

Here are the exaxt facts about Brown's contract
Antonio Brown's contract is back loaded. Brown costs 9.95 million against the cap in 2016 - more than any year in Marshall's contract.

From here on out Brown costs 6.2, 7.7, 7.7, 9.95 and 8.7 against the cap.

Marshall costs 9.3 and 9.3. The last two years of those contracts look similar to me.

Keep in mind Marshall is a 4 time 100 receptions player in 7 years. When Marshall hits another 100 reception season it will be the most in NFL history. He would already be the NFL record holder for most 100 reception seasons if he hadn't played 2 seasons with whatever scrub the Dolphins could find to throw to him.

I think the contracts are more similar than their production on the field.

Is Brown a very good football player? Yes, he is very reminiscent of Santonio Holmes. However, there are many small and fast NFL wide receivers that can do what Brown does. Brown does not possess a unique skill set. A player like Marshall who is a huge target in the red zone or a Mike Wallace who blows the tops off of coverages is a unique player who should command more money because they do what no one else can. If you want to make money do one thing and do it better than anyone else.
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