Originally posted by Afrikan:
usually this would make sense... but when I think about it.... having him is more valuable that signing a couple of WRs. We have all these receivers that we have went through to get production...but it hasn't worked out.
just don't look at him as a "Backup" TE. He was on the field almost every play.
so its what Walker brought to our offense.. his mismatches.. being able to run after the catch, pass block, run block....and remember he was the one that was in our Read Option Pistol formations..and he was a great blocker then as well...and a threat coming out of that formation.
compared to a few free agent or rookie receivers.
You have a point but no guarantee that he still chooses us if we offer that or close to it. I would think after 6 years as a backup he wanted a chance to start (more like be the #1 guy) and he wouldn't get that here. Also, 17.5 mil is a lot... well maybe not compared to what the top TE's get but look at it this way:
Walker - 17.5 mil
Dorsey, Skuta, Osgood, Wright, Dahl, Ventrone, Snyder, Dawson, Ian Williams - Roughly 20-22 mil
And yeah guys Walker took a long time to get where he is today. First 5 years only 2 tds. 3 Tds in his last 2 years with us and he's almost matched that in 10 games but again helps being the #1 guy. He passed his season total in any of his 7 years with us in like 9 games with the Titans.
And as I said with McDonald we haven't used him much as a receiver, mainly a blocker. Just have underutilized him and not used him right. His drops don't help but Walker had plenty of those as well. Not everyone liked Walker but like I said if he would have came back cheap enough we would have kept him around. I'm sure we wanted him back but couldn't afford him and like I said after 6 years as the #2 guy he probably wanted to be #1.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Nov 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM ]