So for those of you who think we are overpaying our QBs, and that Chase Daniel doesnt deserve the 3mil/yr that he is getting, or that Smith is overpaid for his quality.
Here is this piece of information:
Matt Cassel is getting 4 mil to play for the Vikings (on top of the guaranteed money that we owe him). We all know what Cassel is capable of (both good and bad). Apparently that is worth 4 mil ... to be a backup.
So the fact that we are paying 3mil for Chase Daniel to me shows a decent price, and the fact that little of it is guaranteed at the end of the contract means we wont be burned by cutting ties before his contract is up.
Also, relatively speaking, 7.5 mil for Smith is not bad for a starting QB.