Originally Posted by Laz
a big hunk of that was paid up front since he was drafted prior to the new rookie cap.
Yeah, but that also means the back end is extremely high.
Look at Tyson Jackson's deal. Sure, the signing bonus was high, but so was the back end of the contract.
Claiming McClain will almost certainly cost more than he'd receive on the open market. We'd also be incredibly stupid not to do it.