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09-14-2012, 10:47 AM
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deckercky
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Originally Posted by crazycanuck View Post
I was bored so I came up with this crazy contract for Burrows
8 years $32M
Years 1-2 $5M Salary + $4M Signing Bonus
Years 3-4 $4M Salary
Years 5-6 $2M Salary
Years 7-8 $1M Salary

Is it legal? lol
You'd have to put slightly more on year 1 than on year 2 so that the total doesn't drop by more than half to year 3, but otherwise year.

I'd go something like this:

Year 1: $1M salary, $9M signing bonus
Year 2: $3M salary, $5M signing bonus
Year 3 - 4: $4M salary
Years 5-6: $2M Salary
Years 7-8: $1M Salary

Same dollar value you had, but the big signing bonus pays him now before the lockout, and the year 1-2 distribution makes it a legal contract.

Ideally if you're doing 8 years, it's down at $3.5M cap hit or so.

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