Saturday, February 17, 2007
Rumor: Chicago Bears NFC Champion Head Coach Lovie Smith Offered Just $3.2 million - Profootballtalk.com
Thanks to Profootballtalk.com for bird-dogging the story on the Chicago Bears and the foot-dragging they've done in giving NFC Champion-head-coach Lovie Smith an offer of just $3.2 million a year for his new contract. That's terrible. $4 million at least. Here's the story...
BEARS LOW-BALLED LOVIE
A league source tells us that the Bears have offered coach Lovie Smith an extension worth less than $3.2 million per year.
And we're told that the low-ball offer was made since the Super Bowl.
Though we'd love to be so underpaid, the number is a slap in the face to a guy who took his team to the Super Bowl in his third year on the job.
Our advice to Lovie? Coach out your lame-duck season and head to the highest bidder.