The key is how much signing bonus money. Look at Beason. How long of a deal do you want? 5 years? Let's start with that. He made 1.1 million for a base last year so he can get increases of 330k/year. That means in 2010, he'll get 1.43 million, 2011 = 1.76 million, 2012 = 2.09 million, 2013 =2.42 million and 2014 = 2.75 million for a total contracted base salary of 10.45 million. I consider Beason to be one of the top LBs in the league now. That would put is total salary in the 9-10 million range. There are some paid more than that now. So basically, just to get him up with the compensation NOW, we need a 35 million plus signing bonus. If I'm his agent, I'll want to project increases in salaries and ask for even more. Now we have Beason signed. How much do you think we need to sign Kalil?
From my example already posted, I would give Kalil a 3 year extension recognizing we can visit it again with the new CBA and renegotiate. I would give him a total of around 15 milion signing and roster bonuses. 10 million guaranteed up from, another 5 in a roster bonus down the road and another 4 or 5 million in bonuses likely to be earned. Total compensation would be around 24 million for 3 years. More than adequate.