Michael Bennett pretty much summed up the way I believe that most NFL players think about their contract negotiations. Of course he is a Super Bowl champion, so I guess that may figure into the mix somewhere in an NFL player's thinking---good or bad, but basically they want to get paid. Put it this way: What Bennett is saying per (NFL.com), and G-man's philosophy are somewhat at odds with one another (that's why signing good values to mid to long term contracts is so important).
"There is no such thing as discount," Bennett said on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" Tuesday night. "This isn't Costco, this isn't Walmart, this is real life."
"There is no discount really because you go out there and you don't give a discount on effort," he said. "You go out there and you give the best effort every day and you fight for your teammates, and you want to be compensated for the way that you perform and the kind of teammate you are."
"It's definitely a business," he said. "People hate to say it's that, but it is what it is. I would love to play for the Seahawks, but they're going to have to want me back and the numbers are going to have to be right."
I can hear the Kraken saying this, and more...for some reason