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    So, everyone here is upset about Feeley, for the most part. I found a list, albeit a few years old, of backups and their salaries. For the most part, the ones with high salaries were being groomed to be the starter or were considered the starter at one point or another. But seriously. AJ Feeley. He made about 3 mill when he was considered a "catch", as this list shows.

    Hill, Shaun ***** $ 4,800,000
    O'Sullivan, J.T. ***** $ 651,000
    Martin, Jamie ***** $ 830,000

    Grossman, Rex Bears $ 4,500,000
    Hanie, Caleb Bears $ 300,000

    Fitzpatrick, Ryan Bengals $ 932,520
    Palmer, Jordan Bengals $ 300,640

    Losman, J.P. Bills $ 3,068,730
    Hamdan, Gibran Bills $ 524,560
    Baker, Matt Bills $ 202,520

    Ramsey, Patrick Broncos $ 2,500,000

    Quinn, Brady Browns $ 4,323,040
    Dorsey, Ken Browns $ 785,000

    Griese, Brian Buccaneers $ 4,250,000
    McCown, Luke Buccaneers $ 1,011,240
    Johnson, Josh Buccaneers $ 492,667

    Leinart, Matt Cardinals $ 6,175,280
    Pierre, Brian Cardinals $ 629,320

    Volek, Billy Chargers $ 3,754,800
    Whitehurst, Charlie Chargers $ 451,120

    Huard, Damon Chiefs $ 2,631,120
    Thigpen, Tyler Chiefs $ 375,640
    Martin, Ingle Chiefs $ 370,000

    Sorgi, Jim Colts $ 1,635,000

    Johnson, Brad Cowboys $ 3,003,840
    Bollinger, Brooks Cowboys $ 645,000
    Stanback, Isaiah Cowboys $ 376,720

    Beck, John Dolphins $ 796,540
    Henne, Chad Dolphins $ 1,461,000

    Feeley, A.J. Eagles $ 2,404,680
    Kolb, Kevin Eagles $ 1,105,625

    Redman, Chris Falcons $ 3,755,400
    Shockley, D.J. Falcons $ 450,280

    Wright, Anthony Giants $ 1,000,000
    Carr, David Giants $ 1,500,000

    Lemon, Cleo Jaguars $ 4,311,240

    Clemens, Kellen Jets $ 451,000
    Ainge, Erik Jets $ 460,000
    Ratliff, Brett Jets $ 301,000

    Orlovsky, Dan Lions $ 933,240
    Stanton, Drew Lions $ 890,620

    Brohm, Brian Packers $ 2,105,000
    Flynn, Matt Packers$ 359,175

    McCown, Josh Panthers $ 4,500,000
    Moore, Matt Panthers $ 376,240

    Cassel, Matt Patriots $ 525,640
    O'Connell, Kevin Patriots $ 923,000
    Gutierrez, Matt Patriots $ 370,000

    Walter, Andrew Raiders $ 1,361,560
    Tuiasosopo, Marques Raiders $ 731,200

    Green, Trent Rams $ 4,002,520
    Berlin, Brock Rams $ 375,160

    Boller, Kyle Ravens $ 2,005,640
    Bouman, Todd Ravens $ 830,000
    Smith, Troy Ravens $ 375,640

    Collins, Todd Steven Redskins $ 4,000,000
    Brennan, Colt Redskins $ 391,800

    Brunell, Mark Saints $ 4,745,000

    Wallace, Seneca Seahawks $ 1,009,200
    Frye, Charlie Seahawks $ 1,755,160

    Batch, Charlie Steelers $ 3,036,720
    Leftwich, Byron Steelers $ 645,000
    Dixon, Dennis Steelers $ 425,000

    Rosenfels, Sage Texans $ 1,356,720

    Collins, Kerry Titans $ 2,051,800
    Simms, Chris Titans $ 1,005,000

    Frerotte, Gus Vikings $ 2,903,360
    Booty, John D Vikings $ 501,000

  • #2
    Re: Backup QB Salaries

    The more I look at this, the only thing that makes sense is that the Rams plan on starting AJ Feeley this year. Every guy making 2-3 million is either a really reliable backup (batch, collins, johnson, volek, redman) or has been a starter.

    AJ Feeley is going to be starting. Ugh.


    • #3
      Re: Backup QB Salaries

      Originally posted by peramoure
      I found a list, albeit a few years old, of backups and their salaries.
      Salaries from a few years ago don't mean a whole lot, especially when we're talking about an uncapped year. That being said, the Rams probably consider Feeley to be a reliable back-up who could start in a pinch if need be, especially in this system. So paying him like other guys who fit that category wouldn't be an issue for them.

      I'd also invite you to consider what back-ups Chad Pennington ($2.5 million for one year w/ escalator if he's traded) and Chris Redman ($2.8 million for two years) just resigned for. Feeley's $3 million average over two years is not horrible at all when you consider those two contracts, especially if you think he may have to start a few games until a rookie is able to take over.


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