Shea Weber Offer Sheet: Philadelphia Flyers Offer 14-Year, $110 Million Contract, According To Report
According to a report by Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, the offer sheet tendered by the Philadelphia Flyers to restricted free agent Shea Weber is a 14-year deal worth $110 million with $68 million in signing bonuses offered in the first six years of the contract.
The deal is structured like so:
Year 1: $1 million base salary, $13 million signing bonus
Year 2: $1 million base salary, $13 million signing bonus
Year 3: $1 million base salary, $13 million signing bonus
Year 4: $1 million base salary, $13 million signing bonus
Year 5: $4 million base salary, $8 million signing bonus
Year 6: $4 million base salary, $8 million signing bonus
Year 7: $6 million salary
Year 8: $6 million salary
Year 9: $6 million salary
Year 10: $6 million salary
Year 11: $3 million salary
Year 12: $1 million salary
Year 13: $1 million salary
Year 14: $1 million salary
Since Weber is a restricted free agent, that means the Nashville Predators have seven days to decide whether they will match the offer.
If they match, the team will have to pay Weber exactly what the Flyers offered him.
Predators general manager David Poile has stated in the past that he plans to match any offer tendered to Weber.
However, many believe that due to the amount of frontloaded money the Flyers are willing to pay Weber in the first six years that the small market organization may not be able to afford the real money amount.
Regardless, the Predators will need to determine over the next week if they can afford the offer.
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