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Old 05-19-2017, 10:17 PM   #1
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Need a good laugh?

Who doesn't these days, what with Monument Armageddon and the disillusioning week on Capitol Hill?

The growing local comedy scene is always a good outlet to blow off steam.

Or you could just check out the contract Adrian Peterson signed with the New Orleans Saints.

Talk about the theater of the absurd. This might be the funniest document we've seen in New Orleans since the Three Rs filed their interdiction suit against Tom Benson.



By now, you know Peterson, the former Vikings Pro Bowl running back, signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Saints last month.

What you might not know are the details of the deal, which includes an extra $6.5 million in incentive bonuses.

Incentive bonuses are common in NFL contracts. They're used so often that the NFL Players Association divides them into two types for accounting purposes: Likely To Be Earned (LTBEs); and Not Likely to be Earned (NLTBEs).

Basically, Peterson can roughly double his take-home pay if he rushes for a lot of yards, scores a lot of touchdowns and the Saints make a deep postseason run.

If he rushes for 750 yards next season, he'll receive a $150,000 bonus. If he tops 1,000 yards, it's $250,000. A 1,250-yard rushing season nets him an extra $750,000 and if he runs for 1,500 yards, it's an extra $1 million.

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If he helps us win a Superbowl, I don't care if Tom Benson pays him 10 Million.

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Old 05-19-2017, 11:59 PM   #3
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He who laughs last....
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:04 AM   #4
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He's pretty much playing for one last shot at glory. Almost nothing to do about money at this point. I could see him hitting all those checkpoints..sacrificing his body, just playing lights out.
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He who laughs last....
Speaking to who laughs last, I find the last line of the article amusing:

Peterson's chances of rushing for 1,500 yards is about as likely as City Hall fixing New Orleans potholes.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:00 AM   #6
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Stranger things have happened. What if Brees or our receiving weapons get hurt and we have to rely heavily on the running game and Peterson somehow regains his old form? Yes the odds of hitting the top incentives are pretty low but may have helped coax AP to sign with us. If he somehow reaches them it's a win-win because AP will be getting some extra dough and we will be the talk of the league if AP is playing like that. Seems like a pretty fair deal to me, don't get the hate.
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I am missing the "absurd" part.
Hightower had 550 yards and 4 TD's. A healthy AP can't get 750 or 1000? One complaint about Ingram is that he can't get in the end zone., so AP will definitely see more touches inside the 5. Not saying he'll get 10 TD's, but it's not as absurd as saying it's absurd
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:17 AM   #8
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The only joke I see is this article. Clearly written for click bait. The incentives are not only good for AP they are reasonably priced for the Saints.

I fully expect him to grab the 750 yards bonus if healthy, after that who knows.

BS article from NOLA, I'm shocked (I'm not).
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:23 AM   #9
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I could totally see Ingram being RB2. There was some distance between him and Hightower but that gap is smaller now. If carries are split, a healthy AP is going to pull ahead.
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I could see him as C-3PO but not RB2. Bobba Fett, maybe! I wonder if AP shops at A&P?
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