Originally Posted by Big D
and if it's the falcons who get the pick. If I remeber right williams signed for 27 guaranteed last year, russell signed for 31 that means next year it could go up to at least 35 million
it depends. the rise in rookie guaranteed money has been consistant with the rise of the salary cap, so if it raises 5% that 31 mil would go up by 5% of that; however, i read somewhere that its possible to drop from $109 mil to $107 next season. with most teams planning on it raising to $116 next season they may find themselves $9 mil over budget for 2008. this especially hurts a team like the raiders who are essentially paying russell to red shirt for a year and having him at an inflated price for next season.