I though they offered 7 mil plus guaranteed money, and he now wants 11 mil? or was that spec also? this is hard to follow!:LOL!
We also know Cruz changed agents and is now represented by Tom Condon, of CAA which is now affiliated with Roc Nation (Jay-Z). This change in football agents was said to be a good thing by John Mara who suggested Cruz's old agent was impossible to work with.
None of us knows how this will end, but everyone involved, Cruz and several members of the organization, have said they want to work this out. Contract negotiations are, by design, back and forth processes. Offers and counteroffers are the norm.
An analogy most of us have dealt with is a new car purchase. We see the car we want, take a test drive, and then do we pay the sticker price? No, we don't (hopefully). So we say I'm not paying THAT, but I will pay this and the negotiation process begins. The initial offer of the car manufacturer is known to be cosmetic and inflated yet there it is, on the sticker.
We know we're not going to pay that sticker price, they know we're not going to pay that. But what we are willing to pay isn't going to work either (for them) so they come down and we come up. It's how the process works and that's exactly how contract negotiations work. EVERYONE wants to win and that's where Jerry Reese and Tom Condon make their money and their reputations.
I say let them work it out and ***** about the published end result if we don't like it, not the speculation we're being treated to courtesy of the media.
Don't expect anything to happen before the offer sheet deadline on 4/19/2013
Last edited by RoanokeFan; 04-05-2013 at 04:33 PM.
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