Originally Posted by Batmans A Scientist
I just want to point out what a similar contract looks like:
Age 28 - 2013: $12.4M (If cut $29.7M)
Age 29 - 2014: $18.4M (If Cut $17.8M, $600k Savings)
Age 30 - 2015: $19M (If Cut $12.6M, $6.4M Savings)
That is a massive amount of money to sink into one person, it's even more massive for a DB, no matter how good he is.
Thats why you cant look at average salary per year, you have to look at the guaranteed money in the guaranteed years. Plus the proration of the signing bonus as it counts towards the cap is another factor.