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April 28, 2009

Delhomme's new deal cap-friendly

The Panthers saved about $2.5 million under their 2009 salary cap by signing quarterback Jake Delhomme to a contract extension last week that added five years to his existing deal.

Delhomme's was scheduled to count nearly $11.1 million against the '09 cap before the extension, but now counts $8.591 million.

His numbers are relatively cap-friendly for a starting quarterback in subsequent years -- $4.785 million in 2010, $5.745 million in 2011, $6.705 million in 2012, $7.665 million in 2013, and $8 million in 2014.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on April 28, 2009 at 05:03 PM | Permalink


Usually by now the Panthers have nabbed a handful of undrafted FA's.... Yet I haven't read anything to likes this season. Any word on that front?

Posted by: jomast | Apr 28, 2009 5:28:02 PM

The earlier reports were that this was a 5 year, $42.5MM extension, with $20MM guarenteed. Your numbers only total $41.5 over 6 years, and $32.9 over the extended 5. Are there some bonus numbers missing in your cap amounts, or were the earlier reports wrong?

Posted by: blakcatfan | Apr 28, 2009 5:37:23 PM

This was a great deal. This is not a 5 year deal and can't be looked at like this. It's 20mil in guaranteed money and after 3 years Jake will be given a ticket out or offered a coaching job.

Posted by: wowo | Apr 28, 2009 5:40:56 PM

Jomast - check out earlier articles on this blog about UFAs. One we signed is supposed to step in immediately to back up Gross. Only QB we signed is Louisville's Hunter Cantwell.

Posted by: RP | Apr 28, 2009 5:46:03 PM

Jomast, been living under a rock? The Panthers signed ALOT of ufa yesterday and we signed one of the top ufa to back up gross. There is also a pretty large article going over the ufa if you scroll down the inside panthers area.

Posted by: u serious? | Apr 28, 2009 5:47:16 PM

They keep feedin us this crap so we will feal better about the deal. WELL WE WONT.

Posted by: JakeHater | Apr 28, 2009 7:14:41 PM

This is sort of old the deal happened a week ago.

Posted by: g8panther96 | Apr 28, 2009 8:15:54 PM

we actually signed a running back from Canada (free agent) that was suppose to be the 2nd overall pick in the CFL, i kno his first name is jamell

Posted by: julius | Apr 28, 2009 8:18:34 PM

How old i she somebody tell me you are good.

Posted by: g8panther96 | Apr 28, 2009 8:20:06 PM

How old i she somebody tell me you are good.

Posted by: g8panther96 | Apr 28, 2009 8:20:07 PM

How old is he? Tell me he is good.

Posted by: g8panther96 | Apr 28, 2009 8:20:36 PM

nevermind last comment

Posted by: g8panther96 | Apr 28, 2009 8:21:05 PM

in regards to undrafted free agents:

- Kevin Brock, TE, Rutgers
- Patrick Brown, OT, Central Florida
- Gerald Cadogan, OT, Penn State
- Hunter Cantwell, QB, Louisville
- Jason Cherry, WR, Lousiana-Lafayette
- C.J. Davis, OL, Pittsburgh
- Keith Grey, OL, Connecticut
- Anthony Heygood, LB, Purdue
- Justin Kershaw, DT, Michigan State
- Brit Miller, LB, Illinois

Posted by: J | Apr 28, 2009 8:49:37 PM

What a waste of money. I dont blame Peppers fo wanting to get out of PantherVille!!

Posted by: alruck64 | Apr 28, 2009 9:06:55 PM

Panthers give $20 million guarantee money to a 33 year old QB.

It is like an ugly boy having to ask his sister to the prom.

He is good for maybe 2 years????

He will get worst each year especially toward the end of the season because he will tire out more easily. His ability to throw accurate deep will worsen as time goes on, too.

This probably will be his last "effective" year.

They will have to sign a has-been 2nd tier free agent QB next year or the next.

It will be re-building mode next year too or surely the year after that.

The clock is ticking.

They have to go for the gold this year.

Posted by: Jim Nance | Apr 28, 2009 9:31:08 PM

I feel really sorry for Steve Smith.

Posted by: superlucchic | Apr 28, 2009 10:07:33 PM

why is he still on the team. the panthers will never learn. its time to b ring in another QB!

Posted by: james | Apr 28, 2009 10:17:52 PM

Let's all hope Jake hurts that elbow again

Posted by: qc321 | Apr 28, 2009 10:19:29 PM

I guess some people are just slow on somethings when it comes to the team.

Posted by: Animal 187 | Apr 28, 2009 10:23:11 PM

$40 Million extension? That is $7 Million per interception he threw in his most recent game. Glad to see the Panthers throwing money away, and not building for the future.

Posted by: Josh | Apr 28, 2009 10:39:17 PM

What kind of person wishes for somebody to get hurt?
Teams give players extensions for players near the end of their career all the time and the contract is not that much money per year for a starting quarterback. Jake is the best option available, no free agent quarterback out their could come in and start winning games.

Posted by: Leonard | Apr 28, 2009 10:45:48 PM

Jake D. is an average QB. He only has played 4 seasons with 16 or more games.

One season he played 13 games.

In those 5 seasons, he was always in the bottom half of QB ratings around the middle.

Does he deserve $20 million in quarantee money? Of course not....but the Panthers are in a very tight spot and there is not a lot of extra QB's out there.

Phillip Rivers loves it though. That deal probably made help him get tens of millions in guarantee money.

Posted by: Jim Nance | Apr 28, 2009 10:49:22 PM

Jake is the Panther's best chance of winning next season; even with his faults. Matt Moore is not the answer, neither is any other free agent QB

Posted by: wfnc2377 | Apr 28, 2009 10:49:46 PM

Ask Steve who HE wants throwing him the ball............

Posted by: Re-Ghost | Apr 28, 2009 11:04:13 PM

Same thing with Moose and D-Lo.Ask,Gurus.

Posted by: Re-Ghost | Apr 28, 2009 11:05:25 PM

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