Originally Posted by 55BaileyFan
Its great and all but it is not like the teams are giving cash up...they are just converting base salary to bonuses in future years. Trading 5M in base for 5M in bonuses is not giving cash up. I love that they would do that but I would be more impressed if they pulled a Jerome Bettis or an Ike Taylor (both of whom gave up cash)
Colon is really the only guy who actually had another offer for more money ($3 mil) and turned it down to stay with the Steelers. you can really only speculate about Bettis and Taylor.. although i believe Taylor surely would have gotten more money on the open market.