Vernon Davis isn’t stressing over search for new deal

AP

Yes, Vernon Davis is holding out for a new contract.

But no, he’s not losing sleep over it.

Davis told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution while appearing at a football camp that he’s at peace with his decision to stay away from minicamp to prove his point.

It hasn’t been difficult at all,” Davis said. “There are no worries. There is nothing that I can stress about. It’s obvious that we want a new contract. I want a new contract. It’s just like any athlete, we all want a new contract. But I’m not going to stress over it.

“It’s not the end of the world if I don’t get it. If I get it, that’s good. It’s moving slowly, but surely. At the end of the day, if I don’t get the deal, at least I tried and I put my foot down. If I don’t get it at the moment, I’m not going to lose any sleep.”

Acknowledging that he might not get it is a bit surprising to hear. And even though he’s hoping Jimmy Graham is ruled a wide receiver for the purpose of a bigger number, that doesn’t appear to help him.

Now the next step will be to see how long he intends to stay away to prove his point, or whether putting his foot down was enough.

26 responses to “Vernon Davis isn’t stressing over search for new deal

  1. “It’s not the end of the world” can be said for any situation in life for any person that doesn’t get what they want (except in the case where it is the end of the world), but it still doesn’t reconcile why one should be auto-accepting of an outcome no matter what like as if they are fine with it. There’s fine, and then there’s better than fine, so not sure what Vernon Davis is trying to convey here. He sounds worried and scared of how things might turn out or what kind of affect he created with his choices. I think he’s stressing over this search and contradictory to exactly what he’s saying here. Emotions are running high right now for him.

  2. Show up BIG against Seattle Vernon, you haven’t the last 6 times. They need you then, not against the Rams. You want paid like the ELITE, play BIG against the ELITE!

  3. FanTex gave him 4 million. He can afford to skip out on a 200k workout bonus and 70k in fines.

  4. Nothing wrong with wanting and negotiating a new contract, but staying away from camp and the facility is really the wrong way to do it Vernon.

  5. He is not stressing because he knows there is no chance he will get a new deal. The Niners have more pressing needs like Crabtree, Iupati, etc. Get back to work Vernon!

  6. Your contract made you the highest paid TE in the league and you have 2 years left on it. Honor the contract. Not to mention the fact that you are on the wrong side of 30. Why would anyone invest big money in an aging TE who has diminishing skills?

  7. “It’s not the end of the world if I don’t get it”. What a master negotiator. I’m sure the niners front office is really going to rush out to hand him more $ now.

  8. Sorry, Vernon
    You’re already the second highest paid player on the team

    Come back and help us win another Super Bowl
    We can’t leave that trophy in the hands of Pretenders

    Let’s resign Boone and Iupati and Crabtree

  9. He’s just scared of Kam Chancellor and doesn’t want to play the Seahawks any more. You can hardly blame him. After all, Bam Bam has already given him 2 concussions. How many more can he take? Dude’s career is already over.

  10. Another Superbowl?

    Doesn’t he have to help win a Superbowl before he can help you win another Superbowl?

  11. hear that? that’s the sound of the last of the whiners chances flying out the window. hear that? that’s the sound of the train wreck that is the whiners.

  12. Unfortunately in this day and age if you just go about your business quietly and do your job, you are not as rewarded as the player who makes a lot of noise. Look at Richard Sherman. If he were as withdrawn and shy and Marshawn Lynch, would he be on the cover of Madden? Absolutely not, no matter what is stats were.

    Vernon is actually building his brand here. Regardless of getting a new deal or not, people are paying attention to him. Nobody has any sort of memory or long-standing shame about anything anymore. It won’t matter if he gets a new contract, no one will remember that. He will just be a bigger name out there and so his advisers are correct in having him do a mini-holdout.

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