Originally posted by 9erred:
Good organizations re up contracts one year before player hit FA. That being said, the thread should be which players do you re up in 2014, AND which players are you willing to test FA and which player are you willing to franchise. Also which player are you willing to let go??
CK7 signed through 2014-
offer him 5 years 80 million, if he balks, let him play in 2014 for his contract, then franchise him in 2015 and 2016. This would be 3 years 30 million.
Crabtree- Offer to pay him as a top 3 WR, He is signed through 2014 because I do not believe he hit his outs.
Aldon Smith- Keep him on his rookie contract as his legal troubles need to play out.
Iupati- Let him play out his contract in 2014, in 2015 franchise him for a 1st round pick, if someone makes an offer, let him sign and take the first.
Boldin- Must sign him to 2 year 12 million dollar contract.
Frank Gore- falls into bucket of let him play out his contract for one more season, or gulp, let him go due to depth and his cap number. He will be like losing Montana, you know it is the right call, but it seems wrong.
Those are short term solutions, that are great for next season, but this is going to cause more problems in the long run.
Offering Kap less then Flacco, Romo, Cutler, Stafford and others? Come on. And then franchising him? That is like two slaps in the face. Why fiddle fart around with your franchise quarterback? A Colin Kaepernick doesn't just come along every year, even if they do, there is no guarantee we can draft them.
If we pay all those other guys, and then keep Aldon on his rookie deal, we will have no room for him next year. Bye bye historic record breaking pass rusher. I mean, who needs those types of players? Maybe the Seahawks could pick him up, just like we gave Dallas Haley many years ago. Carroll would LOVE to stick it to Harbaugh like this.
This would be catastrophic.
I agree that we should keep Crabree, but that leaves little room for Boldin.
No one is going to lose a first round pick for a guard, and we're already out of money at this point. And how many players are we franchising here?
I say we just bite the bullet. Stop fantasizing about home town discounts. We sign Kap, Aldon, Crabs. Everybody else plays out their contracts, and then bye bye, we can't afford you anymore, make room for some rooks. This is what top franchises do, they bite the bullet, and show early commitment to the players they want.