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Mixon should get something that's a bit less than Cook.  As a RB, this is the time for him to demand a new contract. But teams have regretted extending RBs. Bengals will probably offer 8 and he'll ask for 12. They'll probably settle for 9. maybe 10 mil. He's never been paid before and that's lifechanging money so he's probably not going to hold out into the season. 

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15 minutes ago, sparky151 said:

Mixon should get something that's a bit less than Cook.  As a RB, this is the time for him to demand a new contract. But teams have regretted extending RBs. Bengals will probably offer 8 and he'll ask for 12. They'll probably settle for 9. maybe 10 mil. He's never been paid before and that's lifechanging money so he's probably not going to hold out into the season. 

That sounds reasonable.  We'll see how reasonable Joe is.

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3 minutes ago, THE DUKE said:

That sounds reasonable.  We'll see how reasonable Joe is.

He's scheduled to get 1.2 mil for the 4th year of his rookie deal. If he averages 9 mil on a new 4 year deal and gets a 10 mil signing bonus, he'd take home 11.2 mil this year even if his base pay is unchanged. Having 10 mil in the bank is lifechanging for a player at a position with short careers. Holding out all year brings him nothing and tolls his contract. The new CBA punishes holdouts even more than the last one. So a week or two of training camp, sure I could see that. But even missing preseason games would be costly for Mixon since he's under contract. 

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CMC isn't really making 16 per either.  It's a four year extension that adds 64 mill.  But he has two years remaining on his rookie deal (year 4, plus they already triggered 5th year option).  Year 4, he was scheduled to make $2.5 mill.  I am assuming the fifth year option was for slightly over $10 mill, so I'm using a flat 10 as the figure.

 

Those two years alone are 12.5/2 years.  When added to the 64 (with 4 years added)  he's really making $76.5 mill.  Then divided equally over 6 years, is 12.75 mill or so, off the top of my head.

 

When those numbers are taken into context, Joe's demands should settle in between $9-10 mill

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1 hour ago, INbengalfan said:

When those numbers are taken into context, Joe's demands should settle in between $9-10 mill

Good stuff.  

Any way you cut this, he absolutely needs to be more involved as a pass catcher going forward.  I don't care that Gio is the better pass blocker.  A player of Mixon's abilities should more than 108 catches over 3 years.

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As for Joe, he makes $1.2 this year (Spotrack). Say they sign him to an extension (not a completely new deal, same as CMC), for 4/$44. That’s really 5/45. They will dump a bunch of the signing bonus into this year, but that’s all about the cap. And that is what I always focus on. Say the signing bonus is roughly 12 mill. That means his future salaries are in the neighborhood of $7 mill per, because of the up front money, no matter what else is guaranteed money in future years. So the team guarantees about $20 mill of it and everyone is happy. The money is spread out evenly over the last 4 years, reducing the chance he gets cut, and ends up seeing every penny of the deal, which, historically, is what the team has been known for.

Meanwhile, his agent gets to say it’s a 4/44 extension that at first glance looks like he got $11 per

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12 minutes ago, INbengalfan said:

As for Joe, he makes $1.2 this year (Spotrack). Say they sign him to an extension (not a completely new deal, same as CMC), for 4/$44. That’s really 5/45. They will dump a bunch of the signing bonus into this year, but that’s all about the cap. And that is what I always focus on. Say the signing bonus is roughly 12 mill. That means his future salaries are in the neighborhood of $7 mill per, because of the up front money, no matter what else is guaranteed money in future years. So the team guarantees about $20 mill of it and everyone is happy. The money is spread out evenly over the last 4 years, reducing the chance he gets cut, and ends up seeing every penny of the deal, which, historically, is what the team has been known for.

Meanwhile, his agent gets to say it’s a 4/44 extension that at first glance looks like he got $11 per

Sounds good to me, but we still don't know the question of what Mixon expects.

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