San Diego Chargers quarterback Matt Moore says he’d be open to taking a pay cut
SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s Matt Moore said he’d accept a paycut if he could go to the Super Bowl with a team he was “absolutely comfortable” with.
The San Diego 49ers quarterback made the comments during an interview with the NFL Network on Thursday.
He also acknowledged that he would be open-minded to an offer of a pay drop.
He said the 49ers had been offering a “huge” offer to him in the past, but he didn’t think the 49er’s offer was worth it.
“They offered me a lot of money,” Moore said.
“It’s a great franchise.
They made me a very, very happy man.
So I think I’d be really happy with a job.”
Moore has started five games this season, posting a total of 15 touchdown passes and three interceptions, and the 49, who are 4-1, have won three of their past four.
Moore said he’s been a good player since coming to the 49ERS, and he’s looking forward to having a chance to win a Super Bowl again with the team he played for for eight years with San Diego.
“The only thing I can say is I’m going to try to be a great teammate, a great leader and just be a leader for the team,” Moore told the NFL network.
“And I’m looking forward just to see what the future holds for us.”
Moore, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, has been one of the league’s most reliable quarterbacks for a long time, and this is his fourth straight year with the 49ERs.
Moore was asked if he’d consider a pay reduction.
“I’d be absolutely happy to take a pay decrease,” he said.
“It would mean a lot to me.
It would mean so much to the team.
I love the team, the organization and the fans.
I just want to do the right thing.”
Moore said that he wouldn’t be willing to go into the Superbowl with a player who was a “poor choice.”
“It’s not going to work,” Moore explained.
“But you’ve got to be prepared for it.
You’ve got so many players who are great and they want to win, and you’ve gotta prepare for it and be ready.”