Discuss football with over 60,000 fans. Free Membership. Join now!

 FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

FootballsFuture.com Forum Index
FootballsFuture.com Home

Lofa Tatupu contract details out, better than we thought.

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    FootballsFuture.com Forum Index -> Atlanta Falcons
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
scar988


FF Fanatic
Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 29498
Location: Marietta, GA
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Lofa Tatupu contract details out, better than we thought. Reply with quote

It's a two year deal. Broken down as such:

$600,000 signing bonus, so $300,000 cap hit per year.
2012 base - $750,000
2013 base - $1,000,000 but will turn into $2,250,000 if he hits playing time incentives.
In terms of LTBE incentives for 2012, there isn't a single one. However, Tatupu can make $40,625 per game if he is active this season. For a max of $650,000 that would turn into LTBE incentives for 2013.

Cap Hits:
2012 - $1,050,000
2013 - $1,300,000 if he plays all 16 it turns into $3,200,000 as he would surely hit all PT incentives for the bigger bonus.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/36463/around-the-nfc-south-325

So essentially this:

Year 1 - $750,000 salary + $300,000 Signing Bonus = $1.050 M cap hit
Year 2 - $1.000 M salary + $300,000 Signing Bonus = $1.300 M cap hit
OR - $2.25M salary + $650k incentives + $300k Signing bonus = $3.200 M cap hit.

So while Tatupu can legitimately make up to 4.9M in his deal, a maximum of 4.25 can hit the cap and this year just 1.050 will hit the cap.
_________________

Dirty Bird Watch: DL Jonathan Babineaux
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
GrimeyKid


Joined: 01 Feb 2012
Posts: 1109
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a good thing?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
scar988


FF Fanatic
Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 29498
Location: Marietta, GA
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrimeyKid wrote:
Is this a good thing?

yes. the Falcons got him for 1.05M and if he is a pro bowler or at least as good as lofton, the Falcons saved 4 million this year and 2 million next by signing him over Lofton.
_________________

Dirty Bird Watch: DL Jonathan Babineaux
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
adam9


Joined: 06 Jan 2011
Posts: 13857
Location: Kennesaw, GA
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but I read somewhere that he didn't play last year because he didn't have any team's interested in him not because he wasn't healthy. This kind of makes me wonder if he will start.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
scar988


FF Fanatic
Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 29498
Location: Marietta, GA
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam9 wrote:
Yeah, but I read somewhere that he didn't play last year because he didn't have any team's interested in him not because he wasn't healthy. This kind of makes me wonder if he will start.
I agree with that. but on the bright sde the Falcons could easily have a great player for cheap.
_________________

Dirty Bird Watch: DL Jonathan Babineaux
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
adam9


Joined: 06 Jan 2011
Posts: 13857
Location: Kennesaw, GA
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scar988 wrote:
adam9 wrote:
Yeah, but I read somewhere that he didn't play last year because he didn't have any team's interested in him not because he wasn't healthy. This kind of makes me wonder if he will start.
I agree with that. but on the bright sde the Falcons could easily have a great player for cheap.

True. I'm really intrigued to see if he has the skills to start in the NFL still.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Robust Perry


Joined: 03 Dec 2005
Posts: 332
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contract details better than we thought... actual results much worse
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jgoldiscool


Moderator
Joined: 29 Sep 2009
Posts: 4615
Location: Chandler, AZ
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robust Perry wrote:
Contract details better than we thought... actual results much worse
Not really that bad. The Falcons only lost 600K by releasing him. Unfortunately I don't want to see anyone get injured but at least it was now and not during the season.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
scar988


FF Fanatic
Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 29498
Location: Marietta, GA
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robust Perry wrote:
Contract details better than we thought... actual results much worse

so Tatupu was a 600k flyer and didn't give us anything. could be worse. Sam Baker has made over 1M every year and given us the same.
_________________

Dirty Bird Watch: DL Jonathan Babineaux
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
adam9


Joined: 06 Jan 2011
Posts: 13857
Location: Kennesaw, GA
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scar988 wrote:
Robust Perry wrote:
Contract details better than we thought... actual results much worse

so Tatupu was a 600k flyer and didn't give us anything. could be worse. Sam Baker has made over 1M every year and given us the same.

Touché. Very true.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   

Post new topic   Reply to topic    FootballsFuture.com Forum Index -> Atlanta Falcons All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group