Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
This is people realizing because of the salary cap there it's not likely that we keep our QB, WR, OLB, and LG when you already have sizeable contracts for Bowman, Willis, Brooks, Davis, Staley, Boone, etc. It's just not sustainable. When we drafted him, we needed o-line help badly and didn't have as many guys on big deals. Times have changed. It will not be easy to truly replace his production, but based off of what we've seen people are more comfortable replacing a guard than they are replacing a receiver. It's also the reason some people in their mocks are taking a guard as high as the second round, so by no means are they undervaluing what Iupati brings to the table.
i had this talk with a guy at work. he claims we will be able to keep all of them, along with boldin.
i mathed it out
that is $53mil on 5 players and not counting willis, justin smith, bowman, vernon, anthony davis, and what boone will get.
i was saying iupati is gone, and maybe colin if he wants $20mil.