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Zero2Cool
2020-11-15T20:59:32Z
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Per source, Packers signed LT David Bakhtiari to a new contract just before midnight last night. Four-year extension.

Bakhtiari's deal has new-money value of $23 million per year. That makes him the highest-paid offensive lineman in league history.





yooperfan
2020-11-15T21:25:33Z
So much for signing anybody else!
Zero2Cool
2020-11-15T21:36:02Z
David Bakhtiari signed his 2016 extension before the opener vs. Jacksonville.

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@ByRyanWood: David Bakhtiari told agent Mark Humenik not to tell him about negotiations until there was offer that would make him highest-paid OL in NFL history: "I felt like I had earned and deserved that title, and I wanted to make sure the contract was real and reflected that."



I'm not saying he's not worth it, or shouldn't get it, but this just feels like we're screwed. We are going to need the existing guys to become something they are not to get to the promised land.
nerdmann
2020-11-15T21:52:56Z
Too much imo. What's the hit if we cut him after he's 30?
beast
2020-11-15T21:54:19Z
Signing Bak also opens up using the franchise tag on RB Aaron Jones, which if PFT's math was right, it's cheaper to franchise tag a RB a couple of years rather than give them the going rate which has really shot up there this year after being really down for a number of years. So assuming PFT's numbers were right, it's actually cheaper to franchise a RB a couple of years (which is very rare with the franchise tag, and some wonder if PFT's projection numbers are right).
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2020-11-15T22:27:22Z
Wow. Despite getting Tunsil AAV of $22 mil a year, I thought something around $20 mil would be more than generous.
dyeah_gb
2020-11-15T22:49:13Z
Kind of a surprise and it was not his best game today. Packers clearly wanted to show how much they value him. Is it desperation? They didn't need to sign him now.
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2020-11-15T23:07:26Z
Originally Posted by: dyeah_gb 

Kind of a surprise and it was not his best game today. Packers clearly wanted to show how much they value him. Is it desperation? They didn't need to sign him now.



I think it helps on the cap to sign him this season.
yooperfan
2020-11-16T00:15:33Z
I believe that handing out outrageous contracts like this will lead to the demise of the NFL.
To see these athletes demanding this kind of money and then watch them going through the motions like the Packers did today should leave a bad taste in the mouths of most fans.
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2020-11-16T01:59:08Z
Originally Posted by: yooperfan 

I believe that handing out outrageous contracts like this will lead to the demise of the NFL.
To see these athletes demanding this kind of money and then watch them going through the motions like the Packers did today should leave a bad taste in the mouths of most fans.



I know what you are saying Yoop but fans have been complaining about how much money players make forever. Every time you turn around someone gets a bigger deal. More outrage and the cycle just keeps on repeating itself. Based on AAV Aaron is only the 5th highest paid player (tied with Jared Goff). Kirk Cousins and Carson Wentz make almost as much as Aaron yet when he signed his contract back in the day it was a shocking amount of money.
beast
2020-11-16T02:41:43Z
Originally Posted by: wpr 

Wow. Despite getting Tunsil AAV of $22 mil a year, I thought something around $20 mil would be more than generous.



Originally Posted by: dyeah_gb 

Kind of a surprise and it was not his best game today. Packers clearly wanted to show how much they value him. Is it desperation? They didn't need to sign him now.



Yeah, but Bak wanted to be #1 paid OL, and thought they could afford it, apparently they agree they could afford it.

And yeah a bit of, he's the best at his position, and desperation, as the Packers lack OT talent. Yes we got Turner, Jenkins and Wagner, but can any of them hold up one on one against a better pass rusher?

And it's relatively easy to help one OT with chip blocks from TEs and RBs, but once you have to help both OTs, it's a lot tougher.
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2020-11-16T03:44:02Z
Originally Posted by: beast 

Yeah, but Bak wanted to be #1 paid OL, and thought they could afford it, apparently they agree they could afford it.



I know he did. Nevertheless I still think $20 shows great appreciation. Just because one team is insane doesn't mean GB was to follow suit.

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And yeah a bit of, he's the best at his position, and desperation, as the Packers lack OT talent. Yes we got Turner, Jenkins and Wagner, but can any of them hold up one on one against a better pass rusher?



No of them can on a consistent basis. The thing is the OL has to win the battle every time. As soon as they don't and they give up a sack or a hit, they are considered to be bad players.

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And it's relatively easy to help one OT with chip blocks from TEs and RBs, but once you have to help both OTs, it's a lot tougher.



If a team needs to have an extra player help the OT on a regular basis they need to get a different OT. It's ok for a few plays every once in a while but not for half of them.

yooperfan
2020-11-17T02:28:07Z
Originally Posted by: wpr 

I know what you are saying Yoop but fans have been complaining about how much money players make forever. Every time you turn around someone gets a bigger deal. More outrage and the cycle just keeps on repeating itself. Based on AAV Aaron is only the 5th highest paid player (tied with Jared Goff). Kirk Cousins and Carson Wentz make almost as much as Aaron yet when he signed his contract back in the day it was a shocking amount of money.



Yeah, I get ya.
But I’m an old timer who lives in the past when men were men and football fields were mud and blood.
Back in those days much tougher football players played for peanuts and had to have off field jobs bar tending, selling beer and cigarettes and such to make ends meet.
I loved those days!
The modern NFL is a bunch of pansies playing for hundreds of thousands per game and have to sit out with a hangnail.
This whole money thing really pisses me off!

Sorry, end of rant🤬

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2020-11-17T04:13:44Z
Originally Posted by: yooperfan 

Yeah, I get ya.
But I’m an old timer who lives in the past when men were men and football fields were mud and blood.
Back in those days much tougher football players played for peanuts and had to have off field jobs bar tending, selling beer and cigarettes and such to make ends meet.
I loved those days!
The modern NFL is a bunch of pansies playing for hundreds of thousands per game and have to sit out with a hangnail.
This whole money thing really pisses me off!

Sorry, end of rant🤬



I know. I remember those days too. We're dinosaurs. Those days are long gone. No sense getting upset over what you can't control. It's sort of like being mad that gas isn't $.25 a gallon any more.
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