Originally posted by thl408:
I understand the OP's concern, but it comes with the territory of having "too many" good players. I mean, what are we gonna do? Hope they don't succeed too much? Just a consequence of being good. Coaches get poached, players demand high salaries. Just have to make the right decisions on who to keep and at what price. When it comes to Kap and Aldon, you do what it takes to keep them even if it means losing your #1 WR and/or #1 interior OL.
That was a given once they both burst on the scene. You can't keep everyone but look at the current structure...they have more guys "on the way out" and under rookie deals than they have guys who are in line for huge paydays.
Kaep, Aldon, T Brown, Iupati and Crabtree are the only players who will require larger contracts after this season and next. Justin Smith took a reduced extension...Brooks' deal gets more cap friendly each year of his prime. Bowman and Willis both structured their deals to the advantage of the team in the long run.
We have a lot of flexibility and a s**t ton of picks next year to reload and fill necessary holes. I wouldn't worry about a thing.