bla bla bla Posted February 7, 2020 Share Posted February 7, 2020 5 hours ago, RedBeardedSavage said: We all understand there are ways out of NFL contracts. These aren't 200 million dollar MLB contracts we're talking about. We can sign Jamal to say 16 mil a year for 6 years with a way out of it in three years if you pony up the guaranteed money early and structure it reasonably. We see it happen all the time in this league. The simple truth is we don't have anyone else on this roster, other than Darnold, that's really worth re-signing for big money - we're not the Cowboys with a series of difficult decisions to make. Even if we have an amazing draft this year and find five starters, three of whom that mature into pro bowlers, we'd still not have to worry about re-signing them for at least another three years. We have time. The most likely scenario of unloading him for a pick is acquiring some Bryan Thomas type player with the pick. And yea, we saved some money, so we can sign say a Calvin Pace type player and still have some money left over. The 2 bolded points are my sticking points. I understand positional value and I get we COULD hit on more valuable assets in the draft. I completely agree the most likely outcome is we hit on 1 of the 2 or 3 picks we get for Jamal and that player is of a Bryan Thomas level. Not bad, respectable career but is that worth it? Maybe it's the wrong way to look at this but I view Jamal as $7m and $11m the next 2 years. If we sign Jamal I can't see us being trapped for longer than a 3rd year. So would I be willing to sacrifice $8m in FA this year and $4m next year? Yea probably, I really don't think many FAs are going to want to choose us anyway so we'll have extra money like we did this past year. So the final question IMO is would I like to commit 1 year at $16m for that 3rd year? I would. CJ Mosley will be 31 that year and we could save $15.5m from cutting him. If you could tell me right now I could trade Jamal for a starting LT and a starting CB/Edge Rusher that will net us ~10 sacks a year then I would slap the stamp on him myself. Unfortunately the draft is wildly unpredictable. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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