Hutch is a Viking based upon one clause

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  1. bongo59

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    There appears to be a clause in Hutchinson contract that says

    If he is not the highest paid Lineman on the team--The entire contract becomes gaurenteed at nearly 50 million.

    With Walter Jones on Seattle, immediately Hutchinsons ENTIRE contract becomes gaurenteed.

    If this is the case, Minnesota OWNED Seattle.
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    Yes, Adam Schefter (sp?) mentioned this on the NFL Network last night. I thought these types of bonuses were not allowed (bonuses intentionally and specifically designed to be punitive to a restricted free agent's original team).
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  3. Gunny

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    hang on, I am confused?

    If Hutchinson is not the highest paid on the team (which team, Seattle or Minnesota?) he is gauranteed at $50 mill.

    How does that mean Minnesota owned Seattle?
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    I think the clause is that if Hutchinson isn't the highest paid o-lineman on the team most of the contract gets gaurenteed. Which in effect means Seattle, having Walter Jones, would have to fork out a 50 million dollar signing bonus for Hutchinson if they wanted to match
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    because Walter Jones is Sea highest paid OL............if sea matches they have to guarrantee the whole deal.
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    ohhhh, so in order for Seattle to get Hutchinson back, they have to match the exact contract? I didn't know that. Makes sense now.

    And you are right, Minnesota bent Seattle over on that one.
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