It’s a moot point, given that every Club faces the same salary cap.
The Crows have been playing the Cats/Dawks game, i.e. asking all players to keep their salaries in check (if they wish to chase flags). And, it almost worked! They (allegedly) offered him $650K as their final offer. And it was suggested that this amount would have made him the (or close to the) highest paid player at the Crows. Wow! Awesome list management (if true).
Dees are losing the plot. $800K for a young bloke, who isn’t considered a key defender. Double the money (?) & contract length we were offering Pig. Keeping Hogan? Keeping their talented mids happy?
I think we are heading in the right direction. I reckon Joey and Zerrett accepted less than Lever, as they want success. It is clear as day that Lever is chasing the ‘ka-ching’. If Dees fall for it, so be it. They will suffer LT (if his potential doesn’t meet/exceed his earnings). Not our problem, so chill.