They should have just restructured his contract. They had $12 million in cap room. TO would be happy here because we pay our star players what they're worth. Sure TO drops passes, but he makes up for it by catching 80+ a year for a ton of yardage & TD's. Big differance. See that 91 yard hitch play he made against Champ Bailey? TO is money and the Eagles may be the worst organization in the NFL in terms of taking care of their players. Sure, pay McNabb but don't pay the guy who came to play at the Super Bowl with a recently broken leg & played his ass off. Does that not make sense to anyone else?
I don't like TO's personality, but you cannot question his heart & ability on the field. The problem is TO is 32 years old & starting to have issues with his legs, so he wants to finish his career strong financially. I'm sure he has made plenty of money, but he should be one of the top 3 highest paid WR's in football without question.
TO is a top flight Wr, no doubt, and I agree with you to a point. He should be paid the big bucks, but that being said, he should never had signed a 7 year deal. He's obligated to honor that contract. Maybe he should have signed a one year deal or an incentive laiden contract instead? Either way, it was his choice.
And when a receiver has a bad year, he should offer to restructure his contract to a lower salary, right?
No one held a gun to Owens head to sign that contract. He's getting what he deserves and so is Philly.
Yeah, Peerless should have restructured. Now he is on the bench behind a couple of 30-something WR's whose best days make his look like a one hit wonder. Angry, that may be the dumbest post I have read. Owens put his career on the line to try & get Philly a Super Bowl trophy & they completely turned on him for asking to be paid what he was worth. If you don't like it that's on you, but guys should get paid what they're worth & TO is worth a lot more than Peerless who WAS making the same amount of money almost.