Here is what a 2-time MVP, MVP and AFC Champion, contract could look like. Thoughts?
Estimated salary cap based on Over the Cap's estimation that it could rise roughly $17M a year going forward.
$50.3M AAV would be highest ever. Rodgers, $50.1M AAV
$75M signing bonus would be highest ever. Prescott, $66M
$250M guaranteed, highest ever. Watson, $230M
$140M cash in hand after three years, highest ever. Watson, $138M
2028, $50M dead money, $7M savings.
2029, $25M dead money, $32M savings
2030+, $0 dead money, $57M, $60M, $62M savings
Lamar gets the highest, everything.
The Ravens have the option to have him up to age 35, instead of 31 like their original offer. Incase he's still a beast. But with the outs can get out after age 31 if there is serious decline.
Lamar never accounts for more than 20% of the salary cap, even a little leeway in there incase OTCs estimation is a little off, and maybe it only goes up $13M one year, or something. But if the cap explodes now that we are post pandemic, even better for the Ravens.
You probably nailed it with $250 guaranteed.