Originally Posted by DanH
One good scenario is that if he does play well this year, he doesn't have to opt out to get a longer deal, so long as the Raps want to keep him. If he agrees to an extension, he can sign an extension of 4 years (this one counts, so effectively 3 years, including his player option year) where the first extension season is his current PO salary and the final two are whatever they negotiate. For example, he can keep his $19.3 M and also sign on for 12M per season for the following two seasons. That's effectively the same as a 14.5M per year deal for 3 years, in terms of overall pay. Raps would be pretty stuck next summer in terms of paying taxes, but if the team is playing well, maybe that's not a concern.
interesting dan. So losing 7mill off the bill wouldn't help us massively? Still, it is a good way of looking at it (from gay's point of view.) Would love to think he would accept less than an effective 14.5mill for 3 years but that's me being naive/idealistic on wages again.