Originally posted by Kolohe:Originally posted by OnTheClock:Originally posted by Kolohe:
Even though he has improved, I'd wait till next year to lock him up, players always play better in their contract years. See Abrayo Franklin.
That would give me two reasons to re-sign him now if he continues his success.
1. Since he's not in a contract year, he's obviously playing well in general, not to get a big pay day.
2. If we re-sign him now instead of waiting until his contract year, his price tag will be lower than if he has a monster season.
Hes playing well enough to keep his roster spot and job as of right now. If we miss the playoffs, I'd wait till next year to re-sign him and I'd draft another QB high.
If he has a monster season, then we should very well pay him what he wants right?? Why pay him now, if he regresses later??
I'm talking a smaller extension. Like a two-year extension. What if he plays out next year and wants to leave? That's the concern. If we take that gamble, we could very well be back at square one, with a rookie or inexperienced QB trying to lead this team. Set back for years again. See what I mean?
That is NOT what I want at all. We need to handle this carefully. We all know that at the very least, Alex can play well enough for us to beat even the best team in the league. Alex has faced teams with a combined record of 12-3 so far this season -- winning teams.
I put up the stats earlier, and while it's a small sample size, it's hard for me to say that Alex has been anything other than exceptionally solid so far. I hope to be adding even more positive stats for Alex after the next couple of games or so, to make it clear that he's the best QB for this team now and in the future, and it is in our best interest to keep him here.