Steve McNair doesn't plan on collecting anything less than his scheduled salary of $9 million from the Titans this year, the quarterback's agent said yesterday at the Senior Bowl. That's not a big surprise, but Titans General Manager Floyd Reese's response was a bit unexpected. Reese said the Titans hope to negotiate something more salary cap friendly, but are willing to handle that salary and the approximately $14.5 million cap charge that will come with the final year of McNair's contract. Bus Cook, the quarterback's longtime agent, said McNair is slated for a $9 million base salary in 2006 in addition to the $1 million payment that buys out the $50 million option that would have extended the contract through 2009. "Why should he take a pay cut?" Cook said. "That's their choice. It's certainly not ours. I don't think Steve's going to take a pay cut. He's scheduled to make $9 (million), maybe $10 million, this year. Why would you take less?"
McNair Plans On Collecting Entire Salary