Brett Goode

OK tell the truth. Who among you was saying a decade ago "that Goode guy is really good. He’s going to have a lengthy NFL career and make a lot of money. " Heck other than for his infamous sideline scramble with Clarke Moore and Casey Dick, how many of you even knew he was a Razorback?

The Packers cut him last year when he tore his ACL, then re-signed him this year and he won his job back. He’s making $885,000 to bend over and snap the ball 8 to 15 yards. Nice money if you can make it. Of course, that’s the NFL minimum for players with 7-9 years of experience. He actually took a slight pay cut from 2015, when he was making $905K.

That’s what you call a highly skilled, uniquely qualified and well compensated tradesman. Probably not that much wear and tear on the body either. He can probably do it for several more years.

He signed a one-year deal with GB this year, so he’s an unrestricted free agent. It will be interesting to see if he stays with the Pack or somebody else offers more money. Wherever he goes, he will make at least a little more money; next year will be his 10th, which is the final stop on the graduated pay scale for NFL vets. In 2017 a 10-year vet will make at least $1 million. Of course, it may be that nobody wants to pay $1M for a deep snapper and he has no takers next season. I read that he’s done a good job of saving his money, and the NFL pension plan isn’t bad; he’ll make at least $50,000 a year when he starts drawing his pension at age 55, plus there is also an NFL 401k plan with pretty good matching from the league. If he doesn’t blow his nest egg with dumb investments or whatever, he should be pretty comfortable.

Being a snapper is a lot easier since they changed the rules that nobody can blast him while his head is down between his legs. He does have to go down the field on punt coverage, although he hasn’t been credited with a tackle since 2013.

Goode was in the right place at the right time with the Packers. Snapper jobs are just like kickers and punters: if you don’t mess up, you can keep it for a long time.

No doubt that’s a great gig. I’d still prefer bullpen catcher though.

So, you want to be Cody Clark? :smiley:

Yes why not? Getting paid to see the world from the vantage point of a big league bullpen would be great. Especially for a contender like the Royals. Better yet, the Cardinals. Not for the Cubs though. There are limits to what I am willing to do for money.

Goode is good. He’s also a good person. I like him a lot. Gotta be proud of what he’s done. He is a highly skilled NFL player.