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A little funny money in the D'Brickashaw deal

We explained last night the realities of the new contract signed by Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson.  It’s a one-year, $5.3225 million contract with a team-held option on the balance of the deal — and not a single dollar guaranteed for injury.

There’s more stuff about the deal that is worth mentioning.

First, the contract widely has been reported as having new money worth $60 million over six years, giving Ferguson (and his agent) the ability to boast of a $10 million annual average.

But the contract includes $1.3 million in incentives that become earned only if Ferguson participates in 97 percent or more of the special teams plays in 2015 and 2016 — and if he blocks at least seven punts each year.

Yes, the team’s starting left tackle cannot hit the maximum value of his deal without blocking seven punts in 2015 and seven punts in 2016.

A similar term appeared in receiver Brandon Marshall’s contract with the Dolphins, allowing him (and his agent) to call the contract a five-year, $50 million package.

The contract also contains $4 million in what’s called a “training camp completion bonus.”  The annual payments in the amount of $1 million, due in 2014 through 2017, are available only if the player shows up for all of training camp, and “fully and satisfactorily participates” in it.  The device likely is aimed at raising the stakes of a holdout four or more years from now, if/when Ferguson looks at the balance of the contract and compares it to contracts signed by other left tackles over the next four years and concludes that he wants a new deal.

If he makes his displeasure known at any point in 2014 through 2017 by showing up even one day late for camp or lollygagging once he gets there (not that any NFL player would ever do that), Ferguson loses the money.

Chances are that Ferguson won’t be thrilled with this deal at some point in the future, even if he avoids serious injury in 2010 and triggers the future base salaries that are guaranteed for skill only.
 

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32 Responses to “A little funny money in the D'Brickashaw deal”
  1. joetoronto says: Jul 9, 2010 8:08 AM

    That’s some crazy shit there.

  2. jwill007 says: Jul 9, 2010 8:22 AM

    The Jets raped this kid!

  3. sacdaddy says: Jul 9, 2010 8:27 AM

    This is laughable… Ed Reed could give him a few tips for blocking punts though..
    1. Lose 100 lbs
    2. Run a 4.3 40.
    3. Be the sickest safety that ever lived

  4. footballguy76 says: Jul 9, 2010 8:30 AM

    He should fire his agent this minute!

  5. aschwartz says: Jul 9, 2010 8:33 AM

    Special teams take some laps….
    awwww shit

  6. darlak says: Jul 9, 2010 8:37 AM

    “the jets raped this kid” …….. LOL
    this is how a contract needs to be structured to make these atheletes act responsible after they sign a contract. god knows they don’t act responsible on their own.
    WOW, what a concept, actually making sombody fulfil there commitment….

  7. Patsfan1776 says: Jul 9, 2010 8:42 AM

    It was a little disheartening to find out that the Jets front office isn’t crazy. $5 mill for a year is somewhat sane. Pats are going to win the division regardless.

  8. Strick says: Jul 9, 2010 8:49 AM

    The NFL should shoot one agent in the head each week at halftime of the Monday Night Football games…

  9. Wiseman says: Jul 9, 2010 8:53 AM

    Sacdaddy, hate to break to to you but Ed isn’t the “sickest safety that ever lived” that would go to Ronnie Lott.

  10. thegoldengod says: Jul 9, 2010 9:01 AM

    Block at least 7 punts each year…I like the humor in that. Its a good thing D’Brick is 9 feet tall and 500 lbs of all muscle– the guy showers in vodka and feeds his babies shrimp scampi.

  11. Albert040907 says: Jul 9, 2010 9:44 AM

    So did you rip the dolphins for Marshalls contract? Hate hate hate!!

  12. FireJerryJones says: Jul 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    PArt of the Rex Ryan HYPE MACHINE.
    All mouth.
    I’m surprised there’s no lapband clause in the agreement?

  13. bluestree says: Jul 9, 2010 10:01 AM

    Another case where it looks like the contract was written to maximize the agent’s future earnings, rather than the players. This system sucks. These agents, aided in some cases by ex-players, have these kids working for them.

  14. marinofreakout says: Jul 9, 2010 10:01 AM

    this is starting to get absurd…7 blocked punts? the wording of k’s are clearly intended to mislead the public more than ever before, which is wasting my time. Instead of only having to read one article regarding this contract, I had to read 3–About an effin left tackle for a team i couldnt hate more.

  15. mrzazz41387 says: Jul 9, 2010 10:16 AM

    “This is a wonderful feeling,” said Jets LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson moments after signing his extension. “I’m just happy that this happened and I’m really thankful for this opportunity.”
    If he’s happy, I’m happy.

  16. tryagain says: Jul 9, 2010 10:16 AM

    FireJerryJones says: All mouth.
    Just what exactly is ‘all mouth’ about this?
    Did I miss a Rex or any other Jet’s related party quote or are you just spouting off overused/tired/boring/stupid phrases because you don’t have the capacity required to come up with something related to this post? Carry on wayward idiot- maybe next time you can use such gems as ‘cue the…’ or ‘epic fail’ or ‘it is what it is’ or ‘haters’, surely you have them memorized by now.

  17. JetsAreAJoke says: Jul 9, 2010 10:39 AM

    But the contract includes $1.3 million in incentives that become earned only if Ferguson participates in 97 percent or more of the special teams plays in 2015 and 2016 — and if he blocks at least seven punts each year.
    _________________________________
    Only the stupid jests would have a pro-bowl tackle playing on ST and trying to block punts. I kind of doubt Miami, for one second, expects Marshall to play on ST so I’m sure he knows the score. Every day the jests give me a good laugh!!!!!!!

  18. JetsAreAJoke says: Jul 9, 2010 10:43 AM

    Does anyone else think that Revis’ agent will spend more time reviewing the contract the jests hand to him?

  19. BoltsFan says: Jul 9, 2010 11:01 AM

    Are you paying attention to this Marcus McNeill? NO, you are NOT worth gazillions of dollars. You are a serviceable, solid player who deserves a fair amount of compensation, not an amount that would suggest you are a part-owner of the team. Get your head of your agent’s butt, negotiate a REASONABLE extension and A.J. will work with you.

  20. Jonky says: Jul 9, 2010 11:12 AM

    Joke thanks for proving what a hypocritical arse you are. The Jets copied Marshall’s phish clauses and you praise Cryami and rip the Jets for the exact same clauses. You moron are the joke!

  21. Jonky says: Jul 9, 2010 11:35 AM

    Another mastermind(less) post from the joke. As if any agent doesn’t read all the clauses and the Jets fulled a fast one. LOL Jackarse!

  22. burntorangehorn says: Jul 9, 2010 11:36 AM

    thegoldengod says:
    July 9, 2010 9:01 AM
    Block at least 7 punts each year…I like the humor in that. Its a good thing D’Brick is 9 feet tall and 500 lbs of all muscle– the guy showers in vodka and feeds his babies shrimp scampi.
    ======================
    Don’t be ridiculous. Shrimp is hyperallergenic.

  23. 60minuteassassin says: Jul 9, 2010 11:56 AM

    I wonder if D’Brickashaw is aware of this great deal his agent worked for him…

  24. Ripp says: Jul 9, 2010 12:08 PM

    You have to handed to the Jets, they did their homework and took advantage of the situation. But you have to wonder if this will backfire on them. With three other key players looking for new contracts, if their agents are wise enough to learn from this this could make life difficult for the Jets. Specially when one of the players is their best player.

  25. BoltsFan says: Jul 9, 2010 12:47 PM

    Are you paying attention to this Marcus McNeill? NO, you are NOT worth gazillions of dollars. You are a serviceable, solid player who deserves a fair amount of compensation, not an amount that would suggest you are a part-owner of the team. Get your head of your agent’s butt, negotiate a REASONABLE extension and A.J. will work with you.

  26. BoltsFan says: Jul 9, 2010 12:48 PM

    Are you paying attention to this Marcus McNeill? NO, you are NOT worth gazillions of dollars. You are a serviceable, solid player who deserves a fair amount of compensation, not an amount that would suggest you are a part-owner of the team. Get your head of your agent’s butt, negotiate a REASONABLE extension and A.J. will work with you.

  27. joey-pickles says: Jul 9, 2010 1:25 PM

    @ JetsAreAJoke
    What’s laughable is you think the $1.3M is in there to benefit the Jets, when it only benefits the agent.
    Get a clue dude!

  28. JetsAreAJoke says: Jul 9, 2010 3:40 PM

    @Jonky the Donkey — are you kidding me? Those jests are the joke. Are you a contract attorney all of a sudden? Or maybe a you have some inside information on all this? What a comical individual you are. I’m just glad the Agents don’t have the best interest of their client’s who play for the jests.
    SAME OL’ JESTS!!!!! It’s in their DNA.

  29. JetsAreAJoke says: Jul 9, 2010 3:45 PM

    @Joey the pickle — I’m sorry, who said it benefits the jests besides Florio? Oh, that’s right. If the facts don’t fit for jests fans, they make stuff up. Why would a professional team do that to screw over one of their best players that was clamoring for a new contract? At least Marshall is still making the big bucks while D’Brick will still be one of the loewest paid at his position when all is said and done. Revis will be next. You’re hilarious!!!!!
    SAME OL’ JESTS!!!!! It’s in their DNA.

  30. monropoobah says: Jul 10, 2010 8:09 AM

    thegoldengod says:
    July 9, 2010 9:01 AM
    Block at least 7 punts each year…I like the humor in that. Its a good thing D’Brick is 9 feet tall and 500 lbs of all muscle– the guy showers in vodka and feeds his babies shrimp scampi.
    ok. you’re the king of pft. that was great

  31. monropoobah says: Jul 10, 2010 8:12 AM

    Only the stupid jests would have a pro-bowl tackle playing on ST and trying to block punts. I kind of doubt Miami, for one second, expects Marshall to play on ST so I’m sure he knows the score. Every day the jests give me a good laugh!!!!!!!
    i wish you gave SOMETHING on here. instead of the same boring, tiresome words repeated again and again and again……

  32. JetsAreAJoke says: Jul 10, 2010 2:19 PM

    monropoobah says:
    July 10, 2010 8:12 AM
    i wish you gave SOMETHING on here. instead of the same boring, tiresome words repeated again and again and again……
    ________________________________
    Don’t like it…..stay away!!!!!! No one would miss you. Trust me.

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