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xan 03-19-2012 01:00 PM

Good for the Goose...
I'm not saying, I'm just saying....

Did it ever occur to anyone that the Condon Quarterbacks League is colluding to set prices? Why have few of his clients signed their deals? Because the only players in the NFL with any leverage at all are the quarterbacks! Condon knows that each of the players under his management stand a better chance of negotiating the optimal contract if the biggest fish sets the price, rather than the smallest. Manning being the prize (Brees was FTag eligible, so he's not the prize), it makes sense to let his situation play out before entertaining any offer. Obviously, Manning gets a better contract than Brees (hold your arguments, because they are moot.)

With Manning getting $95M over 5, that sets the benchmark. Relative values against that benchmark can be made easily along the established metrics. Had the others settled early, it would have been at a discount to the benchmark because it was not known, and, more importantly, the more teams in flux, the more valuable each individual player becomes.

If the owners can collude, so can the players. I wouldn't write of Condon's strategies so quickly.

RockyMountainSaint 03-19-2012 01:06 PM

Spot on!

bobdog86 03-19-2012 01:19 PM

Absolutely. There was no way Brees was going to sign before Manning. Had the Manning project failed, no biggy for Brees everyone just assumed the Brees deal was going to happen, just a matter of when....not if. Now that someone is foolishly going to give Peyton a hundred gazillion dollars, now Condon and Brees and sit back and say, "Show me the MONEY". It's HORSESH*T, that's what it is. We need to offer Brees a fair and respectable contract, if he wants more, go elsewhere.

Rugby Saint II 03-19-2012 01:19 PM

Hmmmm.......... Very Interesting!:smokin:

TheOak 03-19-2012 01:30 PM

It is the NFLPA that allows all of this. They are "supposed" to be the watch dogs protecting players.... or is that what they are doing.... Allowing Brees the leverage for a bigger contract by looking the other way in regards to Condon?

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