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    "We should trade Smoot" - stop and think!

    "We should trade Smoot"

    Boy.
    If I had a dollar for every post which has had that in it for the past few weeks, I'd be RICH!

    Why should the Vikings trade Smoot?
    Because as a 3rd CB, he's not worth the big bucks that Zygi's paying him.

    Now - if internet wonks like us can figure that out - isn't it likely that men who run football teams for a living know that, too?
    The only way a trade makes sense is if Smoot agrees IN ADVANCE to re-negotiate his contract once traded.


    So he's got some control in any trade offer because of this.
    That is not something which makes him an attractive target.

    Mark this down - the Vikings will NOT trade Fred Smoot.
    If he doesn't restructure his contract, the Vikings will release him.


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    Re: "We should trade Smoot" - stop and think!

    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "We should trade Smoot"

    Boy.
    If I had a dollar for every post which has had that in it for the past few weeks, I'd be RICH!

    Why should the Vikings trade Smoot?
    Because as a 3rd CB, he's not worth the big bucks that Zygi's paying him.

    Now - if internet wonks like us can figure that out - isn't it likely that men who run football teams for a living know that, too?
    The only way a trade makes sense is if Smoot agrees IN ADVANCE to re-negotiate his contract once traded.


    So he's got some control in any trade offer because of this.
    That is not something which makes him an attractive target.

    Mark this down - the Vikings will NOT trade Fred Smoot.
    If he doesn't restructure his contract, the Vikings will release him.


    =Z=
    Why wouldnt he re-negotiate? NFL money is not guaranteed it would be in his best interest. Anyway almost every NFL player traded gets a new contract, unlike the NBA where they have to absorb the hit.

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    Re: "We should trade Smoot" - stop and think!

    Hmmm.
    Smoot may want out of Minny anyway.
    His years in purple haven't exactly been kind to him.
    That being said, I wouldn't be surprised to see him agree to renegotiate his contract pending a trade.

    If he doesn't agree to renegotiate, we will still probably shop him... you never know what some teams are willing to do until you try.
    If all trade attempts fail, I think we would prefer to keep him over releasing him.
    He can still play decent ball, and would be an asset at nickel, or even #2 if he earns it in camp.
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    Re: "We should trade Smoot" - stop and think!

    "Del" wrote:
    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "We should trade Smoot"

    Boy.
    If I had a dollar for every post which has had that in it for the past few weeks, I'd be RICH!

    Why should the Vikings trade Smoot?
    Because as a 3rd CB, he's not worth the big bucks that Zygi's paying him.

    Now - if internet wonks like us can figure that out - isn't it likely that men who run football teams for a living know that, too?
    The only way a trade makes sense is if Smoot agrees IN ADVANCE to re-negotiate his contract once traded.


    So he's got some control in any trade offer because of this.
    That is not something which makes him an attractive target.

    Mark this down - the Vikings will NOT trade Fred Smoot.
    If he doesn't restructure his contract, the Vikings will release him.


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    Why wouldnt he re-negotiate? NFL money is not guaranteed it would be in his best interest. Anyway almost every NFL player traded gets a new contract, unlike the NBA where they have to absorb the hit.
    Yeah, I'd have to agree with Del on this one. A new contract would come with a new signing bonus, which is pretty much the only guaranteed money a football player gets, making renegotiating a very attractive option.

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    Re: "We should trade Smoot" - stop and think!

    I don't think he will want to leave!! He just bought a new boat!!
    I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it!!

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    Re: "We should trade Smoot" - stop and think!

    Hey ya'll I ain't going nowhere!! hahahaha

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