It is too BAd the niners did not draft my draft crush Zach Ertz, then the Niners would have all of the leverage as they have VD's replacement. Hopefully Vance McDonald steps up.
I think the issue is VD's contract was front loaded, so it averages 7.35 million a year, (which makes him the #3 TE pay wise, but his salary is actually 5.9 this year.
He now is unhappy with the 5.9 million and wants one last pay day.
I say let him play out his contract, he will be 32 when it is done. Very few TE's not named Tony Gonzales perform beyond age 32. The front office needs to take a HARD stance with Boone and VD, one cannot set the precedent to re signing a player two years before contract expires.