Will Raheem Demand Harbaugh Money?

January 8th, 2011

Joe imagines Raheem Morris might have picked up a few tabs around town last night.

With yesterday’s news that Jim Harbaugh, a guy who has never coached in the NFL, signed a 5-year, $25 million contract to be head coach of the 49ers, Joe imagines Raheem was overjoyed.

If Harbaugh is worth that kind of cash, then what the hell is Raheem worth after going 10-6 with a makeshift roster brimming with football infants, and after playing a very active role in crafting the roster?

Joe has to believe Raheem is worth at least as much as Harbaugh.

By all reports, Team Glazer holds a one-year option on Raheem’s services for 2011. And Raheem widely was believed to be the lowest paid head coach in the NFL when he signed on with the Bucs in January 2009.

Rick Stroud, of the St. Pete Times, wrote earlier this week that the Bucs were working on a contract extension for Raheem. But one would think the money bar on that chatter has been raised significantly now.

Maybe Raheem opts to play the waiting game on the Bucs until they put Harbaugh money in front of him? Maybe Team Glazer will? As confident and young a guy as Raheem is, it’s hard to believe he’d have a problem passing on a contract extension right now if he doesn’t like the terms.

If Bucs have a good season in 2011, he’d have Team Glazer in a real pickle over a new deal and numerous teams ready to pounce on him.

8 Responses to “Will Raheem Demand Harbaugh Money?”

  1. OB Says:

    You are absolutely correct. If I was them, I would sign him to a seven year contract with options. He, like a lot of his team is long haul.

  2. Mr. Lucky Says:

    The market demands what it demands…the 49ers OVERPAID for Haughbaugh – just like the lions overpaid for Stafford, etc., etc.,

    Tell me what Harbaugh has done in the NFL to command that type of salary? I’ll tell you what…NOTHING

    This is the NFL, not Stanford or San Diego Community College.

    It’s a whole different level. Don’t believe me ask Steve Spurrier or maybe ask Joe Gibbs.

    It is absolutely INSANE what these owners are tossing around trying to right their ships in 1 season. Ask Eric Man’genius’ how his experiment in Cleveland went. Boy I sure bet the Browns owner was happy with THAT investment right?

    Harbaugh is the flavor de jour. Romeo Crennel could give him a few lessons on that as well.

    I mean does anyone really believe that Harbaugh deserves to be paid more than Andy Reid? I mean come on….

    And the owners want to know why fans are getting pissed off about $100 ticket prices for a 3 hour football game? Can anyone say SALARY CAP????

    Look for every $5 million/year celebrity coach there is an assistant coach somewhere who will probably do the same or better job for $500,000

  3. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Oh by the way Mr. Snyder how did that go with your $6 million coach in Washington this year?

  4. gitarlvr Says:

    The Glazers do not have to overpay Raheem just because the 49ers overpaid theirs. As long as they make him a fair offer I would think he would be happy.

  5. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    You are nuts if u think rah rahs value would approach half of harbaughs on the open market? What has rah rah accomplishe? 13-19 career record, no playoffs, never better than third in the division.

    This teams improvement is almost entirely due to: freeman. Pay rah 5 mill per year and you will be raising him about 4.5 million and wasting about the same.

  6. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Btw- ask yourselves this question. How good would this team be with freeman but without rah rah? How about with rah rah but without freeman?

    Exactly- give the money to free over 6 additional years.

  7. Tom Says:

    Thomas if you remember correctly it was Raheem that was Freeman’s biggest supporter and bride-to-be on draft day. If there is no Raheem then it’s highly unlikely there is a Freeman coming to Tampa Bay.

    However you want to spin it (luck/divine intervention/man crush) be grateful the guy was in the Bucs War Room in 2009.

  8. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I think dom made the decision to draft free. I agree that rah was an advocate. I have a feeling that free would be great almost anywhere without rah, cant accept the reverse.