It all started when the Saints running back Alvin Kamara missed three workouts in a row “for no good reason.” Then rumors spread that the runner, for whom the 2020 season is the last year under his rookie contract (will receive $ 2.1M), is on strike due to the lack of front-office activity on a new deal. The question arises whether the management of the team intends to continue the contract or if Alvin Kamara will no longer be a “saint”.
Earlier, Kamara said that he was not worried about a new contract, but focused on football. Three weeks later, something changed. For comparison, McCaffrey is already playing for $ 64M, Elliott for $ 90M, and Henry for $ 50M. Every day Kamara will cost the team $ 40 thousand. It is difficult to say about the offseason, but formally a player must be in the application for a match in 6 games, after which the season is counted for him.
There is even more intrigue, the Saints said they are open to negotiations to exchange running back Alvin Kamara. According to rumors, the team is ready to make him a top-5 runner, paying $ 12-12.5M per year, but the player (or agent) wants to surpass McCaffrey’s money, which is more than $ 16M.
To be honest, it’s not strange for the Saints to trade their stars. In 2015, they threw off Jimmy Graham, and in 2017 they parted ways with Brandin Cooks. Each time, New Orleans received a first-round pick in return.
But recently, the Saints officially announced that the parties decided to suspend their declarations. Kamara said he was going to the team workout and neither he nor his agent requested an exchange. The team said that Kamara missed three days due to some back problems and the sides were “not so far” from a compromise.
It is interesting now to look at the front office of the Saints, who will have to give out big money to Kamara. Well, either follow in the footsteps of Jacksonville.
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