Looking at John Idzik's Multi-Year Contracts

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Our sample size of John Idzik's multi-year contracts is still relatively small, but I want to take a look at them and see what kind of information we could glean from them into our General Manager's tendencies. Let's take a peek:

2013 Base Salary Prorated Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap # Dead Money Cap Savings
Barnes
Year 1 $750,000 $300,000 $0 $0 $1,050,000 $900,000 $150,000
Year 2 $1,200,000 $300,000 $0 $0 $1,500,000 $600,000 $900,000
Year 3 $1,200,000 $300,000 $0 $0 $1,500,000 $300,000 $1,200,000
Goodson
Year 1 $715,000 $333,333 $0 $0 $665,275 $1,000,000 -$334,725
Year 2 $1,000,000 $279,412 $0 $0 $1,279,412 $558,824 $720,588
Year 3 $1,500,000 $279,412 $850,000 $0 $2,629,412 $279,412 $2,350,000
Ivory
Year 1 $750,000 $750,000 $0 $0 $1,500,000 $2,250,000 -$750,000
Year 2 $1,000,000 $750,000 $0 $0 $1,750,000 $1,500,000 $250,000
Year 3 $2,000,000 $750,000 $0 $0 $2,750,000 $750,000 $2,000,000
Landry
Year 1 $850,000 $325,000 $0 $0 $1,175,000 $650,000 $525,000
Year 2 $1,500,000 $325,000 $0 $0 $1,825,000 $325,000 $1,500,000
Nelson
Year 1 $555,000 $0 $0 $0 $424,412 $0 $424,412
Year 2 $645,000 $0 $0 $0 $645,000 $0 $645,000

2014 Base Salary Prorated Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap # Dead Money Cap Savings
Decker
Year 1 $2,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $4,000,000 $15,000,000 -$11,000,000
Year 2 $5,000,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $6,500,000 $11,000,000 -$4,500,000
Year 3 $6,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $8,000,000 $4,500,000 $3,500,000
Year 4 $7,250,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $8,750,000 $3,000,000 $5,750,000
Year 5 $7,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $9,000,000 $1,500,000 $7,500,000
Folk
Year 1 $1,500,000 $0 $2,100,000 $0 $3,600,000 $2,100,000 $1,500,000
Year 2 $2,650,000 $0 $0 $0 $2,650,000 $0 $2,650,000
Year 3 $2,750,000 $0 $0 $0 $2,750,000 $0 $2,750,000
Year 4 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $3,000,000 $0 $3,000,000
Giacomini
Year 1 $1,000,000 $625,000 $1,000,000 $0 $2,625,000 $7,000,000 -$4,375,000
Year 2 $4,500,000 $625,000 $0 $0 $5,125,000 $4,375,000 $750,000
Year 3 $4,500,000 $625,000 $0 $0 $5,125,000 $1,250,000 $3,875,000
Year 4 $4,500,000 $625,000 $0 $0 $5,125,000 $625,000 $4,500,000
Cumberland
Year 1 $900,000 $0 $1,000,000 $0 $1,900,000 $1,000,000 $900,000
Year 2 $1,900,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,900,000 $0 $1,900,000
Year 3 $1,900,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,900,000 $0 $1,900,000
Pace
Year 1 $1,375,000 $125,000 $1,000,000 $0 $2,500,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000
Year 2 $2,375,000 $125,000 $0 $0 $2,500,000 $125,000 $2,375,000

Here are some thoughts:

  • Despite having another year on their contracts, it's hard to see Antwan Barnes, Mike Goodson, and Calvin Pace here more than one year unless they really start to produce. Barnes and Goodson are both coming off knee injuries, and Pace is still old. Unless they have breakout years, the cap savings are too great and the dead money too little to keep them. Of these three players, Barnes is probably the most likely to stick through his contract, simply because of his role in the defense. Plus, he provides the least savings.
  • Nick Folk and Jeff Cumberland are essentially on one-year deals with an option to retain. If they don't keep performing, Idzik can cut the cord at any point with zero dead money.
  • There's almost zero percent chance Giacomini is here after two years, and if he is, the team has horrible screwed up the right tackle position. His cap savings skyrockets, and with over a $5M cap hit, it's hard to see him finishing the contract.
  • These contracts uniformly give Idzik maximum long-term flexibility. It's doubtful many, if any, of these players stay to see the end of their contracts as they currently stand. Idzik put most of the guaranteed money as early as he could (see Eric Decker) in the contract so he could cut ties with little mess. In essence, he took advantage of the big cap space now to leave the team clear down the line. This is good long-term cap management.

What do you think? Can you spot any other patterns?

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