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    • michael89156

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      Bobby Wagner's contract sets the market for Lavonte DavidBy Sander Philipse Aug 2, 2015 wag_zpsgk72rruz.jpg  Steven Bisig-USA TODAY SportsThe Seattle Seahawks gave Bobby Wagner a four-year, $43 million extension yesterday, per Pro Football Talk -- that's nearly $11 million for every new year, with two of those years guaranteed, according to Ian Rapoport. And with that, the Seahawks have now set the market for Lavonte David and the extension he's likely to receive from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Wagner is now the highest-paid off-the-ball linebacker in the NFL. wag1_zpsfgbnnrnk.pngOne problem for David and the Bucs has been the absence of quality comparisons for the linebacker to base a contract on. 4-3 outside linebackers simply don't have the impact that David has, and none of them have received extensions in recent years. Wagner still doesn't quite fit the bill -- he plays middle linebacker -- but given David's extraordinary impact and the fact that Wagner is basically the only top-of-the-line 4-3 linebacker contract in recent years, that $11 million per year should set the market.I'd expect the Buccaneers to come up with a slightly lengthier deal for David, though -- they've shown a penchant for five- or six-year deals, rather than the four-year extension that Wagenr received. That may mean increasing the average salary per year, too -- buying off future years tends to come with a greater commitment. Regardless, the Bucs now have a template to work from -- a deal with Lavonte David probably isn't that far off.link

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    • Anonymous

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      Sounds good, pay the man.Other than mccoy, he's the only guy that SHOULD get paid.

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    • Anonymous

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      Sounds good, pay the man.Other than mccoy, he's the only guy that SHOULD get paid.

      Mike Evans?

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    • Anonymous

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      Sounds good, pay the man.Other than mccoy, he's the only guy that SHOULD get paid.

      Mike Evans?

      Yeah, but too early for a new contract just yet.

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    • suesweat

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      Maybe he’ll make the pro bowl finally. That’s the one piece that David doesn’t have that Wagner does. I hope they don’t hose David again!

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    • ruodrik

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      I would be elated if we gave David a similar contract.  I think he gets a better deal than that. 

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    • Anonymous

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      Maybe he'll make the pro bowl finally. That's the one piece that David doesn't have that Wagner does. I hope they don't hose David again!

      Again?

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    • Anonymous

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      Sounds good, pay the man.Other than mccoy, he's the only guy that SHOULD get paid.

      Mike Evans?

      Yeah, but too early for a new contract just yet.

      Obviously, just saying he will be in the pay line later. Another interesting decision will be whether or not to give Vince another contract.

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    • Anonymous

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      like john malkovich says in rounders…”pay this man his money”

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    • Anonymous

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      He him like a Top 5 Linebacker

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    • suesweat

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      Maybe he'll make the pro bowl finally. That's the one piece that David doesn't have that Wagner does. I hope they don't hose David again!

      Again?

      Twice on Tuesdays! Get with the program brother.

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