Congrats to Paul. I'd love to see my name on this list.
The premise of the Forbes analysis is ill-conceived and silly. You can't
make a relevant evaluation of a contract by looking at past performance.The best way for an NFL team to go downhill is to start paying players
for PAST performance. For example, giving a RB a 5 year big money deal because
he's had 5 straight good years might look good if you look back like Forbes
did, but if you consider the average career of a RB is far less than 10 years
and their productive years are typically far fewer than that, it's likely
you've grossly overpaid in this scenario.Kruger is being paid
for future performance, not past performance. You can't objectively
evaluate the contract until he's played the years covered by the contract.
@ let's rollWhere is it that you work where you get paid based
of future performance?
Must be depressing to be on the same list as Larry Fitzgerald. Paul's
probably hating life right about now.
Good for Paul, was he supposed to say "no" when they offered it to
him?That said I thought the contract was excessive when it was
announced but in the NFL contracts aren't guaranteed so if he turns out to
be not worth it they can cut him and save some money, he'll have to live up
to it to collect it.
Ageed whole heartedly. Because of the inflation of professional contracts we
are not in a position to take a family to a game and enjoy a night out. The
fans are the ones who allow this to happen and until we surpress their greed
this will never change.
Beats being among the most underpaid players in the NFL. Unlike
basketball and baseball there is no guarantee contracts in the NFL, so if Paul
or anyone else that wants to remain overpaid then they must perform.
I don't read Forbes but if it mentions that he's a Ute and he makes
lot's of money, then...OK.
Congrats Paul. Why shouldn't he be overpaid? He comes from a university
that is overpaid by it's conference every year, so it only seems fitting.
Being overpaid is a blessing considering how short NFL careers typically last.
It also means Kruger has a top-flight agent. With such a nice
contract, would Kruger help his alma mater upgrade its stadium? :)
If the haters are getting paid to comment under Utah articles...they deserve a
Duckhunter"in the NFL contracts aren't guaranteed so if he
turns out to be not worth it they can cut him and save some money, he'll
have to live up to it to collect it."Exactly. What he
eventually gets paid is determined by his performance on the field.U-tah"The fans are the ones who allow this to happen and until
we surpress their greed this will never change."Who's
greed, the fan's, the owner's or the player's? If the owners
didn't pay it or the fans didn't pay for it, the players wouldn't
collect it. Seems your unhappiness towards the overpaid players is misplaced.
I can't fault ANY player for getting paid if the owners are willing to pay
it and the fans are willing to pay for it.Go Paul. Go Utes!!
Aww ekute, I'm not hating just trying to roust y'all...season starts
in 2 weeks!! Good luck to all the Utah schools...now lets try and stay healthy
for 2 weeks! Lol
Cougsndawgs,You know me...just havin' fun.Utah by
3!byu 4 and 8.Utah 7 and 5Go Utes!
@ Lindon ManSo NFL rookies are paid for past performance, i.e.,
their performance in college. I'm afraid that would be an NCAA violation
(TIC). NFL players should get paid for the work that they do during the term of
the contract they're paid under, not for performance in past years.Anyone paid on commission understand this principle. You get paid for
what you produce this year, not what you sold last year.If an NFL
team signs someone to a 5 year contract, it should be based on their reasonable
assessment of what the player will do over that 5 year period. What the did
over the previous 5 years is one factor to consider, but considering the short
shelf-life of NFL players, it's clearly not the only metric you'd want
to look at.
An over-hyped Kruger is overpaid and this is shocking - how?
good for him!
Ironically, Forbes is nothing more than a shill for the pro free market crowd.
I wonder, in the name of balance and equity, when we'll see a
list of overpaid CEO's??
@Mister J, Forbes actually has a list of "highest paid CEO's. They take
into acct salary, stock options and retirement benefits. It's pretty
transparent to see who is over paid and who isn't. As far as Kruger goes,
if he performs like he did last year he won't be on this list next year.
Now you know why the Browns are the Browns.