Originally Posted by Nation
They'll get a deal done, they have to. Placing the exclusive franchise tag on him next year will be an astronomical cost.
Not only that, but the forgone benefits of restructuring him this year and spreading that cap space to other players who could help us this year or absorb cap space this year rather than in future years?
It just doesn't make sense for a team that wants to win now to pay your franchise quarterback 17 million dollars this year. When you could probably parlay that down to 9 or so, and as a result sign 2 legit players (preferably on the oline).
We basically keep running deficits, because we never get value out of our players. Why? Because we don't win, and thus our players are lesser valued.