So reports out are that Andy's agents are requexting 300 000 per season. Now I know you ask high and negotiate, but that is rediculous. I felt the anticipated 220-240 was too high for a wr in the CFL, but realize that somebody would pay it, so the Riders would have to step up to that. I would rather those extra funds go towards Freeman. There are a couple REALLY good CIS prospects this year that could be brought in, or Hill becomes a fixture. You pay Andy QB money and the team can not sign a de or Freeman...
Andy also should remember that wearing a Rider uniform and being a star here opens doors that it simply will not in other cities. Political opportunities, realestate, job offers, advertizing, etc. Maybe someone will step up and give him a "deal" on a house...haha
At any rate, I don't see anyone touching that salary.
If those numbers are indeed factual - I don't know who would pay him that much as everything is based on 2009 stats. Last year was a wasted season for him in the NFL and with the Riders. I agree that the Riders have many options at receiver and do not need to spend 250-300K for one position player where we have many viable options and need to spend the money to fill the holes that were so obvious during the disappointing 2010 season.
Really when you think about it, Fantuz should be happy with whatever he is offered. He doesnt have a realistic shot at the NFL anymore; he is one year older than he was last season. He isnt any better than most of the recievers coming out of college. Any GM with half a brain isnt going to break the bank on a reciever who is injury proned and isnt even the best reciever in the league. The Riders would be better off going shopping for talent south of the boarder and bringing in two pretty good recievers than breaking the bank on Fantuz.
is 300,000 what Andy wants ???
you would be better of taking that money and getting yourself a verry good O line that can give your QB and recievers a lot of time to get open and and open holes for the running backs and then everybody looks good.
:lol: protect your QB at all costs and put the fear of god in theirs :twisted:
If he is seriously asking for $300k, then he is being greedy and is also shooting himself in the foot. That kind of money almost guarantees that the rest of the team will be of lower quality because of SMS issues. It would be a How To course on guaranteeing that he never plays for a championship again.
If the $300k number is accurate, I would hope it is just a negotiating ploy, and one started by his agent, not by him. I've never met the man, but what I have heard about him does not point to a narcissist or a massive egomaniac, so I would expect his actual salary demands will be more realistic in the end.
Yes, 300k is an accurate number for what he asked for. I am guessing this outlandish request explains why he picked up new representation a couple weeks back...his old agents tried bringing him to reality and someone else promised him what he wanted to hear.
Didn't say Edm would pay him the whole amount, what I'm saying is they will pay him say, for arguments sake, 200K and off the record they'll(Esks) have their buddy, who maybe ownes Ledcor or good ol Bruce Saville, to hire him for appearances etc etc for the remainder of what he's looking to earn.