I don't think we pay crabs "Whatever he wants" That''s a stupid idea/move to make. If we give him a 60M deal, that's not good for business. Maiocco reported he wants or will want 11-12M a year average wise. Thats a lot of money. Like Doc said, only 1 real good year out of him. Yeah he broke out with Kap as QB, but where was he when we had Alex. He wasn't doing s**t. Missed 1st 4 games of 09 due to holdout, also missed 3 years of preseason games, finally played in 2012 preseason. But he only produced once Kap took over. I am not on the Spend right now on Crabs. Tag him. I did a write up, and may do one again, we can keep the guys together. It may come to Iupati or Crabs. Plus Aldon and Kap aren't getting those ridiculous numbers everyone posted.
Kap is a 15M QB at best right now. His market would be 15-18M a year on average. We can't afford a flacco type deal. I got blasted for saying it was a terrible deal, just cause Ozzie Newsome is the GM in baltimore. You have to understand, they had to pay him that, or he could of left to go elsewhere. Now is he a 120M QB, hell no. Is Kap, hell no. I would give Kap a choice, 65M for 4 yrs or $80M for 6 yrs.
Aldon wise, I wouldn't touch him until he is clean. We could find a new pass rusher in the draft easily to play OLB. Brooks is staying, he is a solid vet, and all pro at times. I know this is about Crabs. But I wanted to clear stuff with people.
Here are 2 links to my site, on a few articles/blog posts.
1st is a comparison of deals signed in past few years for top QBs, except Flacco, I refuse to compare that deal to any deal Kap would get.
The 2nd is what players have guaranteed salaries, and which dont. Meaning who could be cut for money, or who can't.
Note that some players cant restructure until Novemberm due to CBA rules. Plus guys like Bowman, Willis, Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, are all at lowest levels. Guys like Vernon, and Rogers cant redo until november since they helped out with NaVorro's signing.
Only option is Boldin and Whitner, but have no real leverage. Best at their spots. Playing really well. I highly doubt one or both will give up cash to get a Josh Freeman, who is owed over 6M still, or Britt, Gordon, etc.. No Phil Taylor, Kevin Williams, etc...
Go to OverTheCap.com, and look at salaries, base salaries that is, take that number, divide it by 17, and times by 13 or whatever weeks remain, and thats what's left on their base pay.