but the mature fan understands there are other factors in play such as: there is a limited supply of QB's who even give your team a chance even average or slightly above average may be significantly better than what the interested team has had in years (wouldn't us cowboy fans "overpay" for a the same in a Free Safety or 1 Tech?) one man's trash is another man's treasure (it all comes down to evaluation and even amongst the guys who do it for a living there is wide disagreement about players) if a team believes their window is open, they feel compelled to take the best shot available all it takes is one team to convince themselves its a move they want to make possible return increases if more than one team is seriously interested. another team may be more willing to give Dak a contract that gets him what he wants. if so, why wouldn't he agree to those terms as a sign & trade? point being that no matter exactly how I evaluate him, I can see arguments & possible scenarios that another team might give up a great deal to acquire him. I can also see why he might get his feelings hurt on the open market.