Some NFL players are disappointed or even angry when their teams tender them at the highest possible level, because the high tender makes it highly unlikely that other teams will bid for the player’s services.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore is not one of those players.
“My wife and I are ecstatic right now,” Moore told Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com. “I was surprised. I didn’t know exactly what to expect, to be perfectly honest with you. When my agent called and told me about [the tender] I was really excited and really happy. I think it shows they have a lot of confidence in me, which is reassuring.”
If Moore signs the one-year tender offer, he’ll make $3.043 million in 2010, which is a huge raise from the $460,000 he made in 2009. And then he’d be a free agent again in 2011.
But Moore sounds like a man who hopes he’s in Carolina for the long haul.
“I think Carolina is the place to be,” Moore said. “I think it’s the perfect place for me, I really do. I’m excited to be in the situation I’m in right now.”