ZebraTank47 wrote:That's what I was getting at that makes no sense. If you get $15 mill this year instead of $900k, that's an extra 14 million. If he holds out for $19 million, it's going to take over 4 years if you apply any sort of discount rate to make up the difference,and for a qb who scrambles a decent amount it's not guaranteed he will last that long. Take the money now and then ask for more/hold out in 3-4 years if you're truly worth it
BUT, the guaranteed money is where it's at. So while the Niners could be offering $14M, the structure of the deal is going to be very team friendly and not give him any real security, since Kaep has no leverage. Once he gets leverage next year, the guaranteed money (and yearly money) rises exponentially along with his longtime security (well, longer in theory, this is the NFL after all)
I see where you're coming from and I actually agree with his style of play it would be wise to cash in as soon as possible but Kaep and his agents don't appear to be thinking that way. I think it's going to backfire but for his sake, I hope it works. It's a gamble.