Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Agreed with what you said GoldenJoe. I dont see Kap demanding 20M a yr, he is IMO a top 10-15 QB right now, but he should take the short 4 yr deal like Rodgers did in GB, then maximize your value, get the 100M deal when you're really in your prime. Aldon I agree 12M Max. But sounds like he wants to be paid top OLB money, and if he continues the progress, he should. I think he is better than Clay, I think Matthews is a bit overrated.
Vernon at 7M isnt bad, he is still a top 5-10 TE, Vance is viewed as Delanie's replacement.
Crabs is an unknown, will he come back healthy. I wouldnt extend him, unless there are triggers for health and missing or playing games. So we are safe on our side.
I'm glad I overestimated the salaries for those players, though I'm not working with real numbers and am not sure how the losses and additions in salary add up. I suppose the players on the fringe are TBrown, Dorsey, Nnamdi (if he rebounds and wants to stay with team). Those are some guys that may not be here long term.
I understand McDonald is Walker's replacement for this season, but if he can show promise to be the featured TE in this offense, then it allows flexibility to move/restructure Vernon in future years to make cap room to retain a different key player. Just a thought. I'd surely keep him for $7 if there's chemistry with Kap.