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Ja'Marr Contract Watch 💰


Chase is on the case!  

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  1. 1. Should the Bengals extend Ja'Marr?

    • Of course! Are you fucking stupid!
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    • No, can't give WRs QB type money
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  2. 2. How much should the Bengals give Chase per year?

    • More than Jefferson, 36+
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    • Same as Jefferson, 35
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    • Slightly less than Jefferson, 33-34
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    • Less than Jefferson, 30-32
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    • They shouldn't extend Chase if more than 30
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I've always believed that the Bengals view Burrow and Chase as a package deal and they will pay whatever it takes to extend him, even if it means breaking with their guaranteed money precedent. 

 

Now with Jefferson signed there's no way Ja'Marr plays week 1 without getting his life-changing bag (nor should he), so Katie and Duke need to put a pot of coffee on and get this thing done. Bengals fans demand it, especially as Tee will not be extended now. 

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I'd be shocked if Chase sat out especially with 2 more years of team control left and really it's 3 years if you consider the franchise tag. Obviously as fans we'd rather see the deal get done right now, but I can't see him sitting out while under contract. Remember, Tee is not, so he can sit out without being fined.

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2 minutes ago, Jackie Treehorn said:

I'd be shocked if Chase sat out especially with 2 more years of team control left and really it's 3 years if you consider the franchise tag.

 

There's no way the Bengals try hardball with Chase. They know they now have to extend him before the season begins and can't get cute with it.

 

Fans will forgive losing Tee, but there would be city-wide mutiny and no new stadium deal if they lost Ja'Marr. 

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There’s only been three 1st round receivers to sign after their third year since the new CBA was put in place. Tavon Austin/Devonta Smith/Jaylen Waddle.

 

This thing is (hopefully) getting done next offseason. I’d be shocked if the Bengals even entertained it this offseason.

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7 minutes ago, JC said:

I’d be shocked if the Bengals even entertained it this offseason.

 

You think there is any way Chase's agent lets him take the field week 1 playing for $9 million this season when there could be a 140+ million extension and that agent getting his 2%? (3 mill +). There is no way in hell. 

 

Plus, its not even in the Bengal's interest to wait. Right now they could maybe make the case that Ja'Marr should take slightly less than Jefferson (based on stats). But what if Chase goes out this season and gets 18 TDs and the Bengals win the Super Bowl? Then the Bengals will need to pay him 160 million (40 per year) next off-season, not the 35 Jefferson got. 

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18 minutes ago, BlackJesus said:

 

You think there is any way Chase's agent lets him take the field week 1 playing for $9 million this season when there could be a 140+ million extension and that agent getting his 2%? (3 mill +). There is no way in hell. 

 

Plus, its not even in the Bengal's interest to wait. Right now they could maybe make the case that Ja'Marr should take slightly less than Jefferson (based on stats). But what if Chase goes out this season and gets 18 TDs and the Bengals win the Super Bowl? Then the Bengals will need to pay him 160 million (40 per year) next off-season, not the 35 Jefferson got. 


He’s got zero leverage. If he doesn’t show up and accrue a year, he won’t get to his fifth year salary which is $20M+. Is he really only going to show up and play the bare minimum amount of games two years in a row? No team would sign him to a massive contract like that if he pulled that off. He’s not built like that either.

 

He’s going to show up and hopefully have a great year and be in that market breaking conversation. But the Bengals breaking their guaranteed structure when they have at least three years of control cheaper than $35M+ isn’t going to happen. It will be more expensive next year - but I’m sure they’re willing to deal with that, if they’re even willing to come off their guarantee structure.

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Chase isn't going to hold out. The penalties for the missed games will mean he plays for free if he comes in to get the 6 games he needs for an accrued year.

 

The team has Ja'Marr under contract for 2 more years plus could tag him twice. That would all add up to much less than 140 mil, about half that, depending on cap growth and the tag numbers. So there would certainly be a temptation to the team to keep Uno for the next 4 years on a pay-as-you-go basis. 

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Also consider the oddity that Chase will only make 530 K per game check this season, while tagged Tee is slated to make 1.35 mill per game check. 

 

The team would be asking alot to expect Ja'Marr to be cool with putting up way more production than Tee (plus facing double teams), while making less than 40% of his weekly pay. A large extension bonus fixes this dichotomy. 

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Chase will make even less than that this season. His cap number is about 9 mil which includes part of his original signing bonus. His actual pay this year is around 4 mil. But Tee getting the 21.8 mil tag is irrelevant to any other player's contract as the Bengals aren't up against the cap and won't have to make cap cuts. 

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