Originally posted by 9erred:
Originally posted by btthepunk:
It would be pretty stupid not to give him the second round tender. We have the money.
1 million percent agree. For 700,000 more you are getting a stud special team player and back up ILB to both Willis and Bowman. To sign him to a long term deal would be more than 2 million a year, so pay the 1.9 million. If another team signs him, match the offer if you think it is a fair offer, if not take the second round pick and be happy.
To tender him for a 7th round pick is worrisome. You would be then hoping to let other teams negotiate his value and then match it, but if you do not, getting only a 7th is like next to no compnesation at all.
Although Grant was a 7th round pick himself ... I get the appeal of getting a 2nd rounder for Grant, but I'd rather keep him. There are no assurances that Bowman will stay and he will demand way more money than Grant will. Even if we resign Bowman next year, having a very solid 3rd inside backer is huge. Team depth has been a problem with this team for the past decade. Without grant this year I'm not sure we go 13-3.