By LG

The New Orleans Saints are asking Line-Backer Jonathan Vilma to restructure his contract. Is that fair after he was suspended for the 2012 season? Vilma can’t seem to buy a break these past couple of seasons. If he does restructure his contract will the Saints give him the same respect he had before the Bounty-Gate suspension? Vilma is a good hard-hitting Line-Backer. He should be paid by the way he performs on the field and he shouldn’t be asked in our opinion to restructure his contract.

It has been a difficult time in his NFL career and it is going to be interesting to see how Vilma handles this contract issue. If he wants to stay in New Orleans and remain part of the Saints, he will help the team out with a new deal. If it is time to move on, then the Line-backer may not be so quick to take a new deal. There are other NFL teams that would love to have a guy like Vilma on their team.

 

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Readers Comments (7)

  1. Trussler

    Vilma is NOT worth 8 mil you sound like a blind fan who just likes vilma

     
    • LG

      If he wasn’t worth the money then why did they give it to him in the first place? Are you sure you’re not the blind fan?

       
      • Anonymous

        He was at a point, He aged do you watch Saints games? He has never been hardhitting. A leader yes I will give him that one of my favirote players, but he is just not good anymore

         
        • LG

          Yes I have seen the Saints game….

           
  2. Tigerterrace

    Vilma was docked for the games he missed but did receive his salary for the games he played. The only real issue is what Vilma is worth in 2013. There is no way that the Saints can pay 8 million to a player that really does not fit into their new 3-4 scheme. If he takes a cut they will try and put him into positions that are successful, but at 8 million that might as well go get someone that fits.

     
  3. njsaintsfan

    IMO, you don’t cut a player like Vilma. He is a natural born leader and will be needed to mentor some of these younger guys that will be joining the new scheme. If I am not mistaken The Jets ran the 3-4 when he was with them so he knows the system. He is hands down the smartest player we have on D regardless of his decline in play. What I see happening is perhaps a longer contract for a few million less over the duration and a decrease in his pay this season.Vilma will be offered the opportunity to finish his career in NO. Will Smith on the other hand is finished in NO. He has no use anymore and unless he is willing to play for a mil a year, he will be let go.

     
    • LG

      Great Response. The best one so far….

       

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