Originally posted by Russ Smith
Cool thanks for the link. The scary thing is they were 3 million apart on first year money, some of that is obviously a bonus but I thought I read Blake was asking for a pretty reasonable amount.
I would have suggested 2 years 8 million with a 3 million signing bonus but that may be a little low based on this. That's the one downside to Jake's signing he just upped the QB market cost.
I think the issue with Baltimore and Blake is he wanted starter money to guarantee his starting spot, ahead of Redman. I don't think he trusts Baltimore to be fair in the competition and wanted money to be the equalizer.
You have to feel somewhat sorry for his luck.....
He was drafted and spent his first two years behind Boomer Esiason.
He goes to the Bengals and suffers through 6 years with one of the worst franchises in sports.
He signs a big FA contract to play for the Saints and get injured. Aaron Brooks turns into the Kurt Warner Story.
He goes to Baltimore to get a chance to start and they are trying to build around Chris Redman...with no WR's.
It's only fitting that he ends up with the Cardinals!
Hey, it has to say something about the guy that Billick wanted him back so badly...he knows offense and QB's.