Report: Mankins turned down five-year deal worth $7 million a year

We already knew that the New England Patriots and guard Logan Mankins are at odds over their inability to reach an agreement on a long-term deal. Now a new report details what the Patriots offered in their side of the negotiations.

Albert Breer of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots’ last offer, which has has been on the table for “a significant period of time,” was a five-year deal worth about $7 million a year.

It’s not clear how that deal is structured and how much of the money is guaranteed, but Breer reports, citing a league source, that it would make Mankins one of the five highest-paid guards in the NFL.

With Mankins refusing to sign his tender, the Patriots will reduce his 2010 offer from $3.268 million to $1.54 million.

95 responses to “Report: Mankins turned down five-year deal worth $7 million a year

  1. It wasn’t the money – he didn’t want his legacy to be playing for a classless fool like Belicheat
    Watch him take the veteran minimum to go play for Oakland

  2. Mankins is good but he needs to realize that linemen can get replaced for a lot cheaper. How much does he honestly think he is going to get from Kraft?

  3. This could be so misleading. What if it’s a back end loaded, no guaranteed money, with hurdles to hit (pro bowl, etc)? That’s a little different than the headline

  4. Wow! Thats crazy, particularly when you consider Mankins response (posted earlier). Sounds like a damn reasonable offer to me.

  5. Wow, so he had 3 choices:
    1. Extend for $7M a year
    2. Sign the tender and finish the contract for $3.3M
    3. Shaft himself by not signing his tender for $1.54M
    He chooses to hold out and/or leverage for a trade. I think the Patriots are done playing nice with you dude, now you’re going to end up like Seymour and Deion Branch.

  6. I don’t get it? Seems more than fair, in fact might be high! The deal would put him in the top 5 for guards…
    He a fiesty SOB which is why I’ve always liked him. Well the Pats have Scar and he has made plenty of Offensive lineman in his career. Neal was a wrestler. Now has 3 rings…Logan, did you think they would just roll over?
    Oh, you can’t be traded until you sign the tender, catch 22….

  7. Die hard Pats fan, but even I think this one stinks. The likelihood of this “report” being is true is about 10%.
    I’d take the under.

  8. For a guard? He should have taken it if it’s accurate. Of course, maybe he’s like the rest of the respectable world and the thought of guarding that bastard maker was too nauseating.

  9. this sounds a lot like the peppers situation…team offers player huge contract. player turns it down. then player complains about not getting a new huge contract. player plays elsewhere

  10. cant say i blame him. the man does need to be able to feed his family after all.
    do you know how much insurance costs on a ferrari?

  11. Eesh…
    I am a college graduate trying to make $35,000.00 a year.
    Scratching Logan Mankins of my players to route for list.

  12. Are you kidding me? So long. Vollmer can play anywhere in that line, and he’s getting better with every game.

  13. Lets see the morons who post that Pats treat their players so poorly.
    Real insult of a contract !!

  14. These pigs need to be taught a lesson…lock ’em out and make ’em come crawling back with their tails between their legs.

  15. Anybody here play poker?
    If you are a really good O line man and the Pats are in the mix to compete for a ring and you know that there is nobody and I mean nobody on the team that can fill your shoes. And that means that the “O” will be impacted in the running game. And that the QB makes mega bucks. Well I guess you can play a game of poker and see who blinks first.
    Now there will be many who will say that Mankins makes soooo much $$ to play a “game” that he should shut up and play. I understand that point.
    But it appears that Mankins has the stones to pony up and play the poker side of the game. Probably one of the reasons he is so good in the first place. But I digress.
    Since I’m not a Pats fan it will be fun to watch.

  16. i could understand him turning it down if he was actually one of the top 5 guards in the league…

  17. What the what? That seems fishy. Why would he turn that kind of money down?
    Chris Cooper, a far better guard, signed with my Broncs for less and was thrilled.

  18. His agent said that the offer was 20% less then what the Saints paid their Pro Bowl Guard.

  19. If that offer is true, he’s an idiot. He’s good but not the #1 so what is he expecting? He’s playing for a contender year in and year out, that’s what it’s all about, winning rings and he has the chance to do that. And now he’s going to make beans compared to that offer, if it’s true.
    just don’t get it. I’m a pats fan #1 and I hope he gets f#$$ed. To any average person, leaving 2M on the table is silly.

  20. that sounds like a high salary for an elite og…too high…i don’t know if i’ve ever heard of that guy before today. the pats should do what the rest of the nfl does and find a backup o lineman from carolina to start in his place.

  21. “””Mankins is good but he needs to realize that linemen can get replaced for a lot cheaper. How much does he honestly think he is going to get from Kraft?”””
    Thats funny your a raiders fan yet you act like Linemen grow on trees, Raider Fans & lions fans should know it’s not easy to find Olinemen 😐

  22. Had your chance buddy, and now you’re playing for crumbs. I wish someone would “slap me in the face” an offer me $7M.

  23. What freaking guard turns down 7 mill a year? 7 mill for a guard! that’s a $h!t ton! He can’t possibly think he’ll get more anywhere else.

  24. # Kevin says: June 14, 2010 8:40 PM
    Eesh…
    I am a college graduate trying to make $35,000.00 a year.
    Scratching Logan Mankins of my players to route for list.
    ——————————–
    Considering you don’t even know the difference between “root” and “route,” I’m not surprised you can’t find a decent paying job. Just sayin’…

  25. ha – gotta love the denver fan that can’t even spell the name of his own guard…
    it’s Chris Kuper and he’s not a better player (good but not better).
    Mankins might be the best G in the league right now. He deserves to be paid like it.

  26. Since we know a team wouldn’t lie about an offer that was made to a player who just trashed them in the media, those figures and the thought that he must be a fool to turn it down must be true.
    The botom line is things just got ugly between the Pats and Mankins and I don’t see any way he plays for them before week 10 ans even then he would just be going through the motions and I doubt Bellichek allows him to play anyways. One has to wonder how much of this is a result of the Patriots front office being raided over the last few years and Bellichek being overextended.

  27. How does they expect to feed his family for $7 mil a year? Honestly, the nerve of the Patriots, (3 time SB Champs******)

  28. What a tool. Good idea–sit out a year–get locked out in two years and come back looking for a contract when your 31. Yeah, great idea. Idiot.

  29. Omega says:
    “and you know that there is nobody and I mean nobody on the team that can fill your shoes”
    = = = = =
    Moving Vollmer off the bench to RT in place of Nick Kaczur improves that position.
    Kaczur’s weakness is lateral movement (which is an issue at tackle, but not at guard), but he has the size and strength to replace Mankins with little or no drop off in performance at that position.
    For depth on the o-line, LeVoir at tackle and Connolly at G/C are maore than adequate backup depth.
    I don’t see how Mankins has the leverage in these negotiations. If he doesn’t play and there’s a lockout in 2011 his value drops, as he would be out of football for two years at that point. If there is football next year there’s a strong possibility the salary cap will be reeled in – that’s been the primary focus of the owners by forcing the issue with this uncapped year – and in that case with a smaller cap in place there’s a good chance his best offer will end up being less than what the Pats just offered him.

  30. “How much money do these idiots really need?”
    Those idiots wants their market value.
    If you’re job was worth $80,000 but your boss only offered you $50,000 and you were banned from going to any other company, would you be happy?

  31. i know logan personally and u guys are all sheep believing every single thing that the media puts out. first of all the patriots have a track record of screwing there players over (ex.richard seymour)
    logan has been busting his ass everysingle play since 2005!!!! and hasnt said a word and now all of sudden he is a bad guy??? im sorry he has paid his dues and those that say he isnt top 5 go watch baseball cuz u dont know shit about football

  32. Ha Ha….
    Laughing at the college graduate that doesn’t want to “route” for Logan Mankins.
    No wonder nobody is willing to pay you $35K.

  33. Oh, you know him personally? You certianly weren’t his English teacher. Der der.
    _____________________________________
    heckdamonsta says:
    June 14, 2010 9:47 PM
    i know logan personally and u guys are all sheep believing every single thing that the media puts out. first of all the patriots have a track record of screwing there players over (ex.richard seymour)
    logan has been busting his ass everysingle play since 2005!!!! and hasnt said a word and now all of sudden he is a bad guy??? im sorry he has paid his dues and those that say he isnt top 5 go watch baseball cuz u dont know shit about football

  34. heckdamonsta says:
    June 14, 2010 9:47 PM
    i know logan personally and u guys are all sheep believing every single thing that the media puts out. first of all the patriots have a track record of screwing there players over (ex.richard seymour)
    logan has been busting his ass everysingle play since 2005!!!! and hasnt said a word and now all of sudden he is a bad guy??? im sorry he has paid his dues and those that say he isnt top 5 go watch baseball cuz u dont know shit about football
    please how exactly did the patriots “screw” seymour?? oh because they traded him to make the team better? ahh i guess trades arent a part of sports…. Mankins is a heck of a guard but can easily be replaced for far less money.. Soo long Logan…

  35. People shouldnt assume that he would have been banking 7 million per year and PFT should have done a better job at making that clear. Some of these contracts read like its a 5 year 35 million dollar contract but its really not. Brandon Marshall’s contract with the Dolphins is a prime example. It is incentive laden with a bunch of option bonuses and money that the Dolphins could cut him to tomorrow and not pay, even though its “gauranteed”.
    Once all the option/ roster/ incentive bonuses are taken out of some of these contracts, your not looking at 5 years 35 million dollars. Your looking at 15 or 20 million in real money that the player can earn. Sometimes less than that.
    15 to 20 million sounds real nice to people like us because we dont have it but when your a top 5 player at your position, and a team offers basically a 5 year 3 or 4 million dollar per year deal, its not a good deal because your worth more.

  36. @ heckdamonsta:
    Yeah, New England really screwed Seymour by making him the highest paid player in the NFL at his position, and was paid more money than anyone else in the entire NFL in 2007.

  37. yeah trade one of ur best player in franchise history to the raiders the reeeeeeeal classy

  38. OK, so I agree that Mankins is replaceable. But lets not say easy people. Mankins is one of the top guards in the league If the Patriots lose him, they lose out bigtime. He has attacked the orgnization more than others have done in the past. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, especially with the Patriots supposed focus on locker room chemistry this year

  39. Gotta love the American Masses. Only read what you want to read and ignore or disregard the rest.
    Anyone who has seriously followed football (to the point they visit sites like ProfootballMomTalk.com in the offseason to find out the latest on Dez’s prostitute mother) Would know by now that whenever the media portrays a contract figure. It is always the max amount of the contract, even if the contract itself stipulates their are NLTBE bonuses and voided years. (Go read Nate Clements contract if you dont believe me, reported as 80 mill over 8 years, in reality it was more like a 6 year 44mil contract. Where did the 36 mil go? That’s almost 1/2 the stated amount)
    So when they say he was going to make 7 mill over 5 years. That does not mean is making 35mill. It just means the max value of the contract is 35mill.
    So was the contract representative of Mankin’s market value? We will never know unless the figures come out. So save your breath knocking Mankin’s until the figures come out.

  40. Check the deal the Saints gave their guard and its structure and the Pats didn’t even come closeo matching it !!Jahari has one Pro Bowl…Mankins two!!

  41. It’s not Jahri Evans money, but so what?
    The Patriots are saying we don’t care about one team that overpaid, this is where we’re willing to stand. More teams need to do that, otherwise the growth of wages is ridiculous.
    Revis is looking for $15+ million. That’s crazy, for just one position, I don’t care how good he is. He’s only demanding that money because Crazy Al out in Oakland paid *his* guy that money.
    It’s nuts! No one can run a business like that.

  42. The closed minded losers on here really lack perspective.
    10 million dollars is a lot of money. Should he have signed for 5 years and 10 million just because it’s a lot of money? Logan just saw Jahri Evans get 56 million for 7 years so that’s where he’s coming from.
    Yeah, New England doesn’t like to have its dirty laundry taken public, but here’s a news flash – no team does. The Pats have just been more successful at convincing players to take less than their market value. This model won’t work for every player over the long run.
    In short, give ’em hell Logan!

  43. ItalianArmyAss,
    Don’t you have anything better to do or are you so consumed by envy that you have to rip the PATS in every post that concerns the team? You need to really look at how you take care of yourself because you are going to give yourself a case of colon cancer with all this crap that your regurgitating. The stress isn’t healthy for you little man. Your team must really suck if your following ours so intently.

  44. There’s only one way to settle this: work out a sign-and-trade deal with the Atlanta Falcons. Sign an even bigger deal than the $7 million per year, work it out with Artie and TD, and Logan will go to the ATL in exchange for guard Harvey Dahl, a two year starter. Everybody wins.

  45. heckdamonsta says:
    June 14, 2010 9:47 PM
    i know logan personally and u guys are all sheep believing every single thing that the media puts out. first of all the patriots have a track record of screwing there players over (ex.richard seymour)
    ————————————————
    Heck, first off… Seymour wasn’t “screwed.” The team knew that there was no possible way of signing all the deserving players who were coming up for contract without putting the team over-a-barrel, financially. When ANY team offers you a 1st rounder for a player you KNOW you won’t be able to retain… you take it. The reason your friend has such a generous offer in front of him is because of the “screwing” Seymour took. The team naturally wants to keep a talent like Logan.
    Without any question, Logan deserves to make what he can get. There are two sides to every business deal and finding the win/win aspect isn’t easy most of the time. However, that contract puts him COMFORTABLY within the top five guards of the NFL.
    One last thing, take a look at the flexibility and depth of the line. Two Pro Bowls and an unquestionable work ethic… well, except for that whole Super Bowl vs. the Giants. Anyhow, there is alot of talent there and the ground might not be as solid as some imagine. Top 5 cash… that’s a real “screwing” huh?

  46. This is Mankins’ signal to the Broncos, Raid-Duhs, Bills or Bengals, all of whom need OL help, that he can be had for a first. Oh, yes, and $9 million a year for a GUARD. John Hannah– twice the player Mankins is– must be drinking heavily right now.

  47. The way he played in the Super Bowl he is worth exactly $1.54 million a year. The Pats have him exactly where they want him.
    Sit out the year Logan, we dare you, LOL.

  48. YourAreJealousOfSix says:
    June 14, 2010 8:32 PM
    For a guard? He should have taken it if it’s accurate. Of course, maybe he’s like the rest of the respectable world and the thought of guarding that bastard maker was too nauseating.
    ___________________________________
    Goodness, where do you even start with this turd?

  49. really doubt pats are prepared to play chicken with mankins.he can sit this year out and still get a 7 mill per year deal next season from another team.meanwhile tom brady will retire because he takes a beating all year and pats are one and down in post season.

  50. Kevin says:
    June 14, 2010 8:40 PM
    Eesh…
    I am a college graduate trying to make $35,000.00 a year.
    Scratching Logan Mankins of my players to route for list.
    ———-
    Maybe you should lower your asking price. I would not hire someone for $35k when they can’t spell “root” correctly.

  51. @ItalianArmyGuy
    Anyone that passionate and hateful towards a team(Patriots) and a man(Belichick) has to be suffering from SWS(small wang syndrome). A little medication and/or surgery could fix that issue.

  52. Logan Mankins is maybe the best guard in the NFL. A great player no question. Good guy in the community and a good family man. Now I don’t know how the Pats’ offer was structured but it seems pretty reasonable. So Logan’s outburst makes me think his agent already has a couple of offers significantly better than what he has on the table and that mystery team has indicated that he should try to position himself for a trade. I don’t think the Pats would get a 1st and 3rd round picks for him as that was the compensation if any team signed him to an offer sheet. So we know Logan wants the better offer the question is who is this “mystery team” that is willing to pay him more $$$$ and how much are they willing to trade for him? This is going to get interesting.

  53. Don’t believe it…these media reports of what teams are offering are almost always far removed from reality. I doubt he’s been offered anything near that amount…

  54. “Kevin Says”
    Kevin, When you support a player, you “root” for them, not “route”.
    1. How did you graduate from college?
    2. That $35,000 is probably the top for you.

  55. NY Mets says
    Pats save your money, you ain’t beating the Jests anyway.
    The post contniued but was cut off by Florio and said there will also be a major snowstorm this Christmas in Miami,FL

  56. and the Pats are in the mix to compete for a ring ?
    You must be referring to the early 2000’s. They are a forgotten team these days. Just another has been- but they will sweep the jests.

  57. C’mon, everybody! How can anyone possibly expect to live off $7 million over 5 years? He probably has a family to feed!

  58. The Pats have just been more successful at convincing players to take less than their market value.”
    ———————————————–
    but that was when they were winning… now, not so much. This method wont work now

  59. Cro-Mags says: June 14, 2010 8:31 PM
    Wow, so he had 3 choices:
    1. Extend for $7M a year
    2. Sign the tender and finish the contract for $3.3M
    3. Shaft himself by not signing his tender for $1.54M
    He chooses to hold out and/or leverage for a trade. I think the Patriots are done playing nice with you dude, now you’re going to end up like Seymour and Deion Branch.
    ==========================================
    Both Seymour and Branch signed for allot more money elsewhere.
    But that’s not where you were going, right?

  60. you all dont get it, he doesnt wanna play for new england, its not about the money, good for u logan.

  61. If true, he can go have fun playing for the Rams. I hope they trade him for peanuts while he rots on the garbage of the NFL.

  62. Mankins is an absolute fool for turning down 7 mil a year. An absolute fool who then compounds his foolishness by bad mouthing the organization?
    Mankins is a nice player but he’s not a game changer.
    Just ask Justin Tuck.
    These players are so delusional.

  63. Logan has pissed on the Patriots. They’ll don’t take negotiations public! Now a story comes out that he had a significant offer on the table!
    Tells me the Front Office is fighting back! The other problem for Logan is he really doesn’t have any leverage! Something his brain dead agent should’ve told him.
    1. He can’t be dealt until he signs his tender!
    2. He could sit out but, then he wouldn’t accrue enough time to fullfil his last year.
    3. He would have to play for 1.5 mil. at least 10 games to receive credit for this year!
    4. He sits out, there’s no agreement on the CBA and next year he’d still be Patriot property.
    I don’t see that he can win in the situation? Going public is the worse thing he could’ve done!
    Based on past history, the Patriot Front Office will hunker down and nothing will get done. He’ll have to play for the 1.5 mil., His only smart move is to shut up, play out the contract and then become an UFA. Too bad he’ll only make 1.5 mil…this year? 150K before takes based on 10 games, for a season credit.
    As I’ve said in the past, we live in the real world of minimal raises and an economy that’s in bad shape. We don’t have any leverage either. Welcome to the real world Logan!

  64. SomeFans says:
    June 15, 2010 7:38 AM
    The Pats have just been more successful at convincing players to take less than their market value.”
    ———————————————–
    but that was when they were winning… now, not so much. This method wont work now
    =================================
    Yeah they are a forgotten team, but there are 81 post up to this point.
    If they are so forgotten or irrelevant as most of the haters (jealous people) say then why so many comments?

  65. “SomeFans says:
    June 15, 2010 7:38 AM
    The Pats have just been more successful at convincing players to take less than their market value.”
    ———————————————–
    but that was when they were winning… now, not so much. This method wont work now”
    Last time I looked they still won the AFC East and the offer is hardly “less.”

  66. College grads should know that you ROOT for players, not ROUTE for them. Just sayin’ . . .

  67. He’s either a greedy, stupid bastard or he REALLY wants off that team.
    I’m betting it’s the latter…

  68. I remember when he first came into the league reading a story about how all he wanted was to buy a new pick up truck. Just a simple down to earth country boy. That seems to have changed a bit.

  69. He needs to cut out the cancer he has – better known as his agent. These buttholes need to stop thinking about how much their cut is going to be and focus on the welfare of the player.
    If indeed Logan has just turned into a “it’s all about the money” kind of guy, then don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
    But if he wants to be on a contending team and be around guys that will make him and his stats that much better (won’t happen anywhere else, look at Law, Milloy, Branch and others who thought they were more than the team) then STFU and sign moron.
    These athletes don’t know how good they have it and the agents they have are more clueless than they are.
    To Logan and his agent – STFU and sign or leave, but please just STFU!

  70. I wonder about the accuracy of the reported contract offer because if it is true then this clown is a complete moron.

  71. That offer is an insult compared to other top guards’ contracts.
    Oh, and he need only hold out for like 10 games and report for the remaining games to acquire an accrued season.

  72. ampats: Pats fans like you became smug over the past 9 years or so, due to the success your team HAD.
    Now things are changing.
    Ask your dad, if you know who he is, how great the Pats were BEFORE the cameras and the one sided officiating turned things around.
    We’re talking decades of futility, buddy, decades.
    We’ll see how vocal you are now that your team is headed straight for the dumpster.

  73. joetoronto says:
    June 15, 2010 12:45 PM
    ampats: Pats fans like you became smug over the past 9 years or so, due to the success your team HAD.
    Now things are changing.
    Ask your dad, if you know who he is, how great the Pats were BEFORE the cameras and the one sided officiating turned things around.
    We’re talking decades of futility, buddy, decades.
    We’ll see how vocal you are now that your team is headed straight for the dumpster.
    —————————————–
    That all you got joetoronto? Tired BS and childish family bashing? About as ridiculous as saying that PATS are heading to the dumpster because a knucklehead guard is letting his agent screw him. Yup, team lost Tom Brady in the 1st quarter 2 years ago and still won 11 games and the next year won the division again with a ton of looses/injuries, again. Sounds like a pretty solid team to me.

  74. hey joetoronto! I just found that you put the same post on another article about the PATRIOTS!!! Whats up? You love following the PATS or just ampats? Such originality! It must be something…just asking.

  75. same idiots bashing mankins without knowing the contract details.
    -how much is guaranteed?
    -how much would he make in the 1st 3 years of the contract?
    $7mil/year means nothing unless you know the answer to those 2 questions.

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