Suh secures ability to get a big deal in 2019

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With no one willing to give a big-money deal to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Suh did the next best thing: He signed a contract that gives him the chance to get a big-money deal in 2018.

As it stands, his one-year, $14 million contract with the Rams puts Suh within $3 million of what he was due to make in 2018 in Miami.

So if Suh rips it up, as he quite possibly will, with defensive tackle Aaron Donald next to Suh, he should be able to cash in next year on the open market.

Having cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib on the roster will help Suh, too. Having defensive coordinator Wade Phillips running the show on Suh’s side of the ball also should be good news, since Phillips likely will let Suh do what he wants as long as Suh brings it between snap and whistle.

24 responses to “Suh secures ability to get a big deal in 2019

  1. Reminds me of the eagles dream team with Vick that had too many egos and stars to ever gel and come together as a team.

  2. How exactly does a year older Suh do better next offseason than 14 mil a season? He can sign a 4 year 80 million deal but be given only a 2 year 25 million guarantee if it makes him feel better.

  3. This Rams team is stacked and could be fantastic. On the flip side, they’ll never be able to keep this team in tact between all the rookie deals coming up and Suh and Donald etc. so their window might be abbreviated. Will be interesting to see if they can pull it off in 2018.

  4. Not sure what the logic is here…what prevented him from getting the big deal this year that will improve next year when he’s 32? He doesn’t need Aaron Donald to look good. He wasn’t cut from Miami for underperforming. The man was a beast. Everyone knows he’s phenomenal. He’s taking on a lot of risk here only signing one year.

  5. I respect Suh betting on himself. Good on him.

    But why would a team that doesn’t have Aaron Donald give a 32-year-old Suh a long-term deal because he “ripped it up” while playing alongside Aaron Donald?

    Suh’s probably looking at one-year deals from here on out. No shame in that.
    Especially for a dude who has made his money.

  6. The only way you can get Suh’s attention is by giving him a one-year deal and making him prove himself.

  7. That could be one hell of a defense, although with the news the Rams are looking into an ODBJ trade, it sure seems like they are chasing after all the shiny pennies lying in the street.

  8. I am not so sure this may work out for the Rams. If Donald piles up better stats & gets more press then does Suh play the good teammate? We’ll see. There is only so many pieces of the pie to be had. Suh’s incentive will be to play for a contract next season, likely not with the Rams. He won’t care about burning bridges in LA. This could easily turn around to bite the Rams organization in the butt.

  9. Where is the outrage directed at his agent? How any agent would even accept a fee for negotiating such a terrible deal, is the question that needs to be asked. Suh is going to be 32 next contract and this was probably the last opportunity for one last big deal with a big chunk guaranteed. I would think the Jets were probably throwing around 3 year deal, with at least $30 million guaranteed, if not more. Suh is rolling the dice that he doesn’t get hurt, cause if he does it will be one expensive injury.

  10. This might be indicative of Suh relishing the opportunity to compete alongside the current best in the business at DT. Imagine how a fiery competitor reacts when peope are beginning to wonder how much longer he’ll “have it” at his age and he’s put next to an Aaron Donald. They may well bring out the best in each other.

  11. valleyflyfisher says:
    March 26, 2018 at 8:46 pm
    Where is the outrage directed at his agent? How any agent would even accept a fee for negotiating such a terrible deal, is the question that needs to be asked. Suh is going to be 32 next contract and this was probably the last opportunity for one last big deal with a big chunk guaranteed. I would think the Jets were probably throwing around 3 year deal, with at least $30 million guaranteed, if not more. Suh is rolling the dice that he doesn’t get hurt, cause if he does it will be one expensive injury.

    Um…….he probably wants to play on a team that will actually win games and compete for the playoffs. Just sayin.

  12. Not sure where these comments are coming from, but $14 million at age 32 in the nfl is good. Donald plays on the same team and is stuck at that rookie contract. Suh is like the biggest kid on the field meanings he could play for many many more years.

  13. Why are people inferring here that Suh is a problem or a headcase? He plays rough but I can’t remember anyone calling him a bad teammate or him in trouble very often. Seems to bring it at work and stays quiet off the field.

  14. $uh will not perform this year, will take the $14 million and laugh at the Rams for no production
    don’t give me the double team stuff either-

  15. Unless he didn’t.

    Bottom line, he signed a one year deal for less than he was scheduled to make.

    He may never get a contract larger than the one he walked away from.

  16. The Rams D looks scary good on paper. But, as we all know, rarely do these things work out the way everyone thinks.

  17. This was a choice that I believe Suh made for several reasons. The chance to play with Donald and Brockers will help him pad some stats. He won’t be drawing double and triple teams all the time. The chance to play with Wade Phillips is another. Players seem to love him, and want to play for him. And lastly, the chance to win. He believes this is a legit shot at a ring. Every player wants the money, but the also want to win a title. This is a great chance at that. 14 Million is less than he could have made, but add the other factors in, and it is a personal decision for him. As a rams fan, I hope it works. Lots of new personalities in the locker room.

  18. Hypocrites of some. Sherman gets ripped in multiple articles about a minor clause over a simple change of date, yet nothing about this incredibly dumb agent for a TOP 5 DT getting ONLY 1 YEAR deal for less money than his previous contract?!? Dude is 32 and not getting younger. But in some fantasy world, he “secures” the ability to get a big deal that somehow couldn’t get right now.

    So, where is the ‘outrage’ from some of the so-called experts??

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