Plus, you are missing the whole point of my post. He will NEVER... I repea NEVER be paid a $12.5 million dolalr base salary, regardless of how he performs. He will be given a new deal before that time comes. But, the reason the deal is a good one for the team... is there are absolutely ZERO cap casualties if we decide to restructure his contract, or god forbid it... release him (who knows what injuries might crop up.)
Personally, I think it works out to nothing more than a two-year deal. If he performs well, we will let his contract stand for next year and pay him the $4.25 million. If he continues to perform well, than it will put us in a situation where in order to keep the cap under control we will have to restructure, and give him a more conventional deal. If he fails (not likely)... we pay him nearly nothing.