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Turner...

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by mandude, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. mandude

    mandude BoltTalker

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    So I read today on SI.com that after this season Turner is set to be RFA and is being persude by the Jets. I've never understood how all this works... how for example we lost Brees without even a trade or first round draft pick. Are we at risk of losing Turner the sameway? Is there a possibility for a trade with the jets? Picks?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MadMike

    MadMike Well-Known Member

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    Brees was a UFA (Un-Restricted). We actually will end up with a 3rd round pick as compensation for his loss. As for Turner, he will be a RFA (Restricted). The Chargers must tender him an offer to keep him. Depending on the level of the tender will set the price another team will have to pay to get him. At this time, the most probable scenario is we tender Turner 1st round money (Currently about $900,000 a year) and a team who wants to pick him up will have to give us a 1st and 3rd round pick to obtain his services. Otherwise he plays for $900,000 next year and then we have the oppurtunity to Franchise him and sign or trade him.
     
  3. ntman68

    ntman68 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know what Turner makes currently?
     
  4. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    i've been mentioning teams that have been interested in pursuing turner on the podcast; gotta listen :yes:
     
  5. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Ant you are the king of all media
     
  6. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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  7. Kwak

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    Not 900K, more like 2.2 MIL

    I dug up Slugs tag calcs he did a few days back:
     
  8. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Yup.

    Last years top tender was around $1.8 million for a RFA so add 7-15% or so and it is close to what Sluggo posted.
     
  9. Daddy_O

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    Wonder how AJ's brilliance will parlay this into another 4 picks.

    Which AJ wil then will select the next great WR tandem and DB set in the draft.

    How about the Gints? Tiki is retiring and I think they have some draft slots left. Or do we already OWN them all?:icon_rofl:
     
  10. mandude

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    So, and sorry if I am being dense here, let's say the Jets throw huge money at turner, like 8 mil (I dunno making **** up here), and Chargers say, good luck Turner, do we get nothing in return? Or do we get picks regardless?
     
  11. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    No worries because this stuff gets a bit confusing and complicated but not really after it gets broken down.

    Check it out - This is the way it works.

    Turner is a RFA (restricted free agent). Turner has been in the league THREE years including this year. This means he is ours unless the Jets pony up draft picks for Turner. Turner can not talk to the Jets or vice versa (that is the "restricted" free agent part).

    We can offer Turner 4 possible contracts or also known as tenders for the 2007 season.

    If the Chargers offer Turner the highest tender (around $2.2 million for one year), the Jets need to surrender a 1st and 3rd round draft pick period.

    The next lowest tender requires a 1st in compensation for losing Turner. The next tender is a 2nd round draft pick and the last or lowest tender nets us a 3rd round draft pick for 2007.

    When a player has finished 4 years in the league, they are free agents. We can either TAG that player or sign him to a long term contract or say bye bye. If we say bye bye, then we are eligible to get a compensatory pick from the NFL (no higher than the last pick in the 3rd round of the draft). This all depends on the net amount of free agents lost and the size of the contracts.
     
  12. tboltzcali

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/story/479600p-403503c.html

    S.D. backup a
    real head Turner



    By RICH CIMINI
    DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER


    Herm Edwards

    The Jets have cobbled together a respectable running game without a true No. 1 back, but they need an every-down runner with home-run potential to reduce the pressure on Chad Pennington and lift the offense to another level. They have only five runs of 20-plus yards.
    Remember this name: Michael Turner.

    He's LaDainian Tomlinson's backup, so you probably don't know much about him, but the Jets do. Turner will be a restricted free agent after the season, and league insiders believe the Jets will be in hot pursuit.

    The 5-10, 237-pound Turner has good size and speed, evidenced by his gaudy per-carry average (5.9 yards for his career). He has only 58 rushes this season, including five in the 20-plus category - same as the Jets.

    The Jets have an insider's knowledge of Turner, 24, because offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer was on the Chargers' staff for Turner's first two seasons.

    The Chargers will put a first-round tender on him and will have the right of first refusal, but they will have to let him go to the highest bidder because they can't afford to pay Turner and Tomlinson. The Jets have the ammunition to make a deal because they own two second-round picks in 2007
     
  13. Kwak

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    BZZZZZ!! Wrong answer there Richie. :trout:

    Try the 1st and 3rd tender . If someone has a hard on for Turner, they are going to have to bend over first. :yes: :lama
     

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