Friday, April 24, 2009
When a player single handedly sinks your teams chances in a playoff game by throwing 5 interceptions and tacking on a fumble to boot, how the hell do you give him a 5 year extension? This may amount to the absolute dumbest of the offseason. Jake Delhomme is a mid-tier quarterback. He threw 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last year. These numbers are nothing to write home about and don't even include the debacle in January where he almost hit Cardinals d-backs as many times as he hit his own receivers.
To make the deal even worse, Delhomme isn't exactly a young man. He's 34 years old. In five years he'll be 39. If he isn't very good right now, how the hell do you think he's going to be good in 5 years? I don't know the structure of the 5 year, 42 million dollar deal, perhaps the 20 million guaranteed is frontloaded but regardless there's no way Delhomme is a viable Superbowl quarterback in 2014. Absolutely positively no way.
So how the hell did Delhomme get this extension? My only guess is blackmail. Or the Scalabrine method.