Injuries happen in football.
yes but the discrepancy in the risk of injuries from position to position is sizable.
Are we supposed to never give out long-term contracts because there is a chance that player could be injured?
you know i read both my posts in this thread 3 or 4 times and i haven't found any part where i insinuate we shouldn't give out long term deals due to injury risk in general. Going back to my example, see, if by the time that injury happens, the more we've paid DeAngelo in the beginning of the deal, the less money we'll owe farther into his contract, which, as opposed to giving him a flat salary for the entire deal, would leave us in a more advantageous position if such an injury were to happen.
If Matt Moore has a pro bowl season next year should we not lock him up long term because there is a chance he could injure his arm the next year and never be the same?
Nice apple. Hey, I brought an orange. Let's compare the two
There are ways to set up contracts that protects the team if something like that were to happen. You could load it with incentives, such as if he gets over 1200 yards with 250 carries he gets a big bonus, etc.
yes and I just proposed one of those "ways", which was pay him most of his money when he's producing so, that way, when he's older, we'll owe him less of the same kind of deal.