Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by btthepunk:
But not guys who are great receivers, runners, and returners.
It is possible to have both. People are thinking too much that we'll be in salary cap hell for years with one big free agent. Plus he will not get $10 million a year. He'll probably have more yards next year than Manningham, Jenkins, and Williams combined.
Harvin didn't miss any games in 2011 and up until this last year he only missed 3 career games. His injury history is way overblown.
He is asking for Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson type money. If he is half as good as you say, don't you think he would be paid at least $10 million?
Even if he was asking for 1 million a year, we couldn't pay him, because right now we have nearly zero cap room.
There are teams with 40 million of cap room, since Harvin is obviously looking for a payday, I don't see where we can compete with them.
Of course he wants that much money. Who doesn't want to be one of the highest paid players at their position? He'll get $8-10 million.
Right now we don't have cap room, but after the trade could happen we would. On top of Alex being gone we're also likely to get get rid of Haralson and Akers will be gone.
Also word is we're not giving Goldson the tag and theyre still far apart on a contract so its likely he leaves and we have to go cheaper there. Justin Smith is a candidate to restructure his deal to save us money, as are Goodwinn and Whitner (who also both may be cut).