Listening to Prechae's Video it sound like hes saying he will spend two years here then move on to the next level, is he saying an NFL tryout. I hope we don't lose him just when hes starting to play the game really well.
That's pretty much par for the course for IMP players his age that deliver his level of production.
He could either be talking about himself improving to the next level with us or attempting to make the NFL, who knows. All I know is we have him through 2010 so thats good. Should he hop to the NFL we may have somebody by then to step up and take his place. No worries at the moment though, we still havent gotten to the 2009 season yet. Up with the Ticats! Eastern division champs 2009 :rockin:
He has 2 years left on his contract and if at the end of that he goes to the NFL then that means he played well. Thats good for the Cats even if he leaves one day.
I think BauMan and P-Rod are going to romp this year.
Listen again. He remarks about how "that's always the dream". I think it's pretty clear he's talking about aspirations to play in the NFL.
How many CFL recievers have gone on to riches in the NFL???
Not too many!
Umm. Even people that scoop poop on an NFL field get more per year then the average CFL player. So if they take him at the lowest price they'll probably pay him 500k which is higher than the highest CFL salary.
Ya but they all werent 6'5 and can run. If Rodriguez improves his hands and route running he will be uncoverable.
I hope he goes to the NFL. It would look good on the 'Cats and maybe help more players sign with the team because they see that they can develop and move up AND if he goes to the NFL that means that he played well and more than likely helped us WIN!
There are many players in the CFL that make more than a very good handful of NFL players. The minimum salary in the NFL in 75 thousand per year. There are many guys in the CFL that make more than 75K. Though to be fair a guy that makes 75K in the CFL is for sure a starter but only backups get that low of pay in the NFL.
Cameron Wake is the only guy ever I can remember that went from the CFL to NFL and got more than the minimum. If Prechae ever goes to the NFL he will more or less get the same pay as now give or take 20K. At least for the 1st year and thats only if he makes the roster.
Here is a link to a website containing an NFL salary chart indicating that the minimum NFL rookie salary for a player on the active roster in 2009 is $310,000. Only some of the starting quarterbacks in the CFL receive a salary in excess of that amount.[url=http://proathletesonly.com/news/front-office/nfl-minimum-salaries-for-2008-2012-seasons/]http://proathletesonly.com/news/front-o ... 2-seasons/[/url]
An NFL practice roster player in 2009 will receive a minimum salary of $5,200 per week for 17 weeks which calculates to an annual minimum salary of $88,400. Several dozen CFL players receive a higher salary than that amount.
Things sure have changed a lot since the last time I looked at NFL minimum salaries.
Normaly after 3 season the NFL Teams look for Young Replacements cause they are Cheeper.
- 4 Plus Season you get a Pention and Your cost in much Higher.
this is all moot...
Like 99.9 % of the skill position players in the CFL, Prechae is not remotely close to being good enough to make it down south. Nothing personal, I think he is a real prospect and will be in the elite group IF the cats find a QB to throw to him.
The NFL is full of guys who are tall and can run and who have a lot more high level experience..
I hope that he doesnt catch the NFL flu bug that destryed the career of a certain RB.
A quick google provides some data on the last three Ticats to stick in the NFL. You can judge for yourself if you trust the figures:
Mac Cody (wr)
-- 1995 with CFL Birmingham: $32,000 base + 16,000 bonus
-- 2000 with Arizona: $275,000 base +3,200 bonus
Willie Whitehead (de)
-- 2000 with New Orleans: $275,000 base + 3,500 bonus
Nick Harper (cb)
-- 2008 with Tennessee: $2,005,640
I didn't criticize Prechae for aspiring to play in the NFL and I didn't speculate on whether I thought he'd ever be good enough to make it. I gave my opinion that his comments were not as ambiguous as your earlier post had claimed.