Over the past several years, the tight end position seemed to be a murky position in which to invest. How do you go about getting a quality player? Draft someone and let them develop or go find a free agent. Some of the money I've seen spent of tight ends hasn't really made a lot of sense to me the past few seasons. For example, in 2019 the Rams signed Tyler Higbee to a 4 year $31 million extension. A lot of money at the time for a player who hadn't done anything his first 3 years in the league. He has improved the last few years, but still isn't a top TE in the league. I know roughly $8 million per season isn't a lot compared to Kelce or Kittle salaries, but the production isn't there, either. Sometimes it has to do with timing when it comes to how much a player gets.. The Browns made Austin Hooper the highest paid tight end a couple of years ago. He has not been good the past 2 seasons and of course other big names have since signed larger contracts. The Patriots signed two guys to big money this past off season. Hunter Henry had a very good year. Jonnu Smith did not. Logan Thomas is the 10th highest paid tight end in average salary. What? There are a couple of fellows in O.J. Howard and David Njoku who will be free agents this off season. Both have never quite lived up to their expectations. How do they get slotted in free agency? Dallas has decisions to make with their guys. Can they find better tight ends than Jarwin and Shultz? You would think so, but Dalton had a pretty good season. I don't know if we can just take it for granted that a new face can repeat that type of production for a decent cost. Whomever is the #1 TE in Dallas next year will cost what they are paying now for their current tight ends. I believe Dalton is the 4th highest paid TE on the team.