• RB Moreno Injured RB Moreno Injured Expected to be out at least a month. Fins resign RB Daniel Thomas
  • Fins rout Pats in 2nd half 33-20 Fins rout Pats in 2nd half 33-20 Miami scored 23 unanswered points in the 2nd half to beat Pats
  • Fins finish preseason with a win Fins finish preseason with a win The Fins scored two TDs in the 4th quarter to beat the Rams 14-13
  • Marino to join front office Marino to join front office Miami has hired Marino as a special adviser to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and CEO Tom Garfinkel

     

Will “offset language” hold up Jordan signing?

jordan 150x150 Will offset language hold up Jordan signing?

Will offset language hold up signing rookie Dion Jordan?

Last season, we watched the Dolphins find a way to include the “offset language” in the contract of QB Ryan Tannehill. Could a disagreement between the team and agent over “offset language” hold up Miami signing their first round pick, Dion Jordan?

Offset language means that if a player is released by a team, the next team to sign a player would foot the bill on any or all of the guaranteed money owed a player who has been released. For example, if a player owed $2 million is released and is signed by another team for $1 million, his former team would only owe him the difference of $1 million. A player with no offset language would earn the original $2 million from Miami, plus the $1 million from his new team.

Three top ten picks signed so far, all fully guaranteed and without offset language.

#2 pick Luke Joekel signed 6/22 fully guaranteed without offset language.
#5 pick Ezekial Ansah signed 5/10 fully guaranteed without offset language.
#8 pickTavonAustinsigned 6/13 fully guaranteed withoutoffset language.Obviously Miami isn’t alone in having it’s first round pick unsigned. And Miami may not be the only team wanting to use the “offset language in their rookie contracts.Per Profootballtalk.com,

Per multiple league sources, the Eagles are expected to push for offset language in the contract signed by tackle Lane Johnson (pictured), the fourth overall pick in the draft. Ditto for the Browns, who took defensive end Barkevious Mingo with the sixth pick.

I’m not predicting a hold out necessarily, because Dawn Aponte could relent on the language or Jordan could convince his agent to sign despite the offset.

What will be interesting to see is how this unfolds, not just for the Dolphins but for the other teams in the top 10 looking to make the offset language the norm rather than the exception.

As camp gets closer and coaches rant about how vital it is to get these rookies in on time (especially in Jordan’s case, since he couldn’t participate in the OTAs or minicamp) – will front offices fold on the idea?

How strongly will Aponte stick to her guns if all the other top 8 picks sign without the offset language?

Look at the Rams. From what I’ve read, St. Louis isn’t worried about the offset language because they are confident in (1) their ability to evaluate talent and (2) their ability to coach up talent. They *know* they aren’t going to cut the kid, so offset language is meaningless.

What are the odds Jordan will be cut in 4 years? Is it really that important to require it?

Until the ink dries on the contract, Jordan’s signing before camp starts is not a fait accompli, no matter how confident anyone is. Odds are greatly reduced thanks to the CBA, but this offset language issue is a real one in the staring contest between teams and agents.

Join us on our message board and share your thoughts at FinNation Forums

Join us on Twitter at @FinNation

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)
Will "offset language" hold up Jordan signing?, 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
The following two tabs change content below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA Image

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Crush the Chiefs!!
Crush the Chiefs!!
Recent Forum Topics
Lamichael James(3) in Aqua/Orange Chat by CarsonChris on 17-Sep-14 2:37AM
Jordan and Jones to be reinsta...(20) in Aqua/Orange Chat by CarsonChris on 17-Sep-14 2:33AM
Knowshon out 4-8 weeks(23) in Aqua/Orange Chat by CarsonChris on 17-Sep-14 2:30AM
Why Philbert should be fired t...(33) in Aqua/Orange Chat by HalHorn86 on 17-Sep-14 2:28AM
Any Tanny Supporters left?(41) in Aqua/Orange Chat by JMP on 17-Sep-14 2:08AM
FinNation Poll

Who was the Fins Player of Game in Week 1?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Fins Media Tweets
Site Categories
Site Archives