I would say that taking a "discount" to stay in a place you like and to play for a winner is not a problem. I would.
It's really comical, considering what the vast majority of people make, to go elsewhere because of a million bucks or two. If you need ten million instead of eight million and are adamet about it then you probably need to take a look in the mirror. It's not like one team is offering 10 million and another is offering 10 thousand
Except that other winners are offering him more than we are. And you're certainly talking about a BIGGER difference in money than your hypothetical 10 million to 10,000. If we're offering 80-84 and other teams are offering 100+ that's not insignificant.