Originally posted by 5ringsLookinFor6:Originally posted by tjd808185:Originally posted by 5ringsLookinFor6:Originally posted by Kolohe:Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:Originally posted by 5ringsLookinFor6:
I'd rather have Alex Smith play good and not have QB as a question at the end of the year.
So would all of us, like most of us has said, IF Smith doesn't pan out, we SHOULD pick him up.
Did you read the rest of my post?I don't think Brady's gonna even be avialble next offseason.The Pats won't get rid of Brady til 2012 at the earliest.The Raiders No. 1 Could easliy trun into Locker/Mallett/Luck but NE develops QBs at least for a full year or longer.I could see them franchising him (if the franchise is still in the CBA) for 2 years or giving him a 3 year deal with huge bonus money and low base salaries and trading him with a year left on the deal.So if Smith isn't the answer this year we're picking up someone else not Brady
And why would Brady go for that? Brady's not going to resign with them unless he thinks they're 110% committed to him, and he's certainly not going to take less money only to get screwed.
I think what you guys are missing is New England's not a franchise that's afraid to change. When the dynasty is over they're going to move on. It's how they built their franchise. Look at Randy Moss echoing similiar concerns about his status as a Patriot. The Patriots could go 13-3 next season and all of this will dynasty over talk will be put in the closet, but if they don't take a step up from last season make no mistake about there's going to be changes.
In either scenario Brady wouldn't be taking less.The franchise number for QBs is nearly 20M and and huge guarnateed money on a multi-year deal would make up for it.I just don't see them getting rid of Brady til there's a realistic option behind him which they won't have a shot at til next year's draft
Let's play your franchise tag scenario out quickly. New England tags Brady then drafts a rookie in the 1st. You just divided your locker room to the point of no return. That's a distraction no team wants to deal with. Tom's not going to help that rookie out. Not to mention that Tom is going to be beyond p*ssed off that he's stuck on a rebuilding franchise.
On an extension though Brady stands to lose some money. Because of the 30% rule Brady can only make 6+ million base salary next year. So in order for New England to give Tom his payday they have to get creative and give him a large signing bonus and walk the not likely to be earned incentive line like we did with P Wil to fill the rest of the contract. Don't get me wrong they can work a contract out, but a better contract is waiting for him if he doesn't sign an extension this year.
[ Edited by tjd808185 on Jun 7, 2010 at 14:02:26 ]