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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, August 29, 2007

$28,000: Brennan protects his draft position

By Michael Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer

Trying to determine Colt Brennan's worth to the University of Hawai'i football program is an exercise in limitless speculation. However, Brennan and the value-conscious folks at James D. Edgeworth and Assoc. have determined a dollar figure representing what Brennan would be entitled to should a football-related injury affect his NFL prospects.

$4 million.

Brennan said he took out a loan for $28,000 to purchase an insurance plan from the Houston-based company that would protect him in the event of an injury that would be "detrimental to my draft position."

"My dad looked into a lot of things and got the best deal for me," Brennan said. "It was based on a projection from last year. I didn't want to have to be focused on it during the season."

The plan covers only the upcoming football season and post-season.

While the value of Brennan's projected first-round contract is more than double the value of the insurance plan, Brennan said coverage of up to $9 million would have cost too much.

Brennan is the only Warrior to insure himself against a career-threatening injury, but he is well aware of the relative value of the teammates who help him shine.

How would Brennan appraise wide receiver Davone Bess' golden hands?

"I'd put a lot of money down on those hands," Brennan said. "Maybe $2 million."

And the fantasy largess doesn't end there.

"I think all my receivers are worth a couple of million each," Brennan said. "They're worth it. As far as what we do, there is no one in the country who can match us. I honestly feel they're the best receiving corps in the nation."

Reach Michael Tsai at mtsai@honoluluadvertiser.com.

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