Originally Posted by 24cadillac24
I don't see how it is to be honest. It keeps a guy who had a huge season on a team which has ZERO good receivers. We were much better off signing him to a one year deal than risking FA or the draft.
It's not a bad deal in the sense that the Bucs need WR's and have cap space that is equivalent to a blank check. I'm personally not sold on Bryant for the long term and I'm glad we didn't break the bank with a ton of guaranteed money. I also believe that the Glazers are in a cost reduction mode and despite our huge cap number, are going to be frugal in free agency. If true, this $10M could have been better served elsewhere had more quality free agents hit the market.
Ultimately, its not my money either and there aren't many players available who have more potential than Bryant, so I'm not upset. Here's to a big 2009 for him.