Re: Edelman... the 7 Million Dollar Man ?? What??
posted at 2/9/2014 9:01 AM EST
In response to Muzwell's comment:
In response to sportsbozo1's comment:
[/QUOTE] Edelman was the top Punt returner in the NFL last year, and he was #5 in receptions. Is he worth 7 mil per season? Probably not, but he's worth as much as Amendola. The Texans will be bidders that much you can take to the bank. If the Patriots allow him to get to Free Agency. Remember the Patriots need to clear cap space before they can spend, so the sooner BB takes care of the small matter of several large cap numbers, then we will know how far the Patriots are willing to go to keep him.
Houston might bid, but they have a ton of money tied up at receiver already in Johnson at $15 mil (cap hit), plus they drafted Hopkins last year. Not seeing that as a major FA need for them. They need OL, maybe TE and defense. They are pretty tight capwise also.
I can absolutely see the Jets bidding. They have cap space, they need WR in the worst way and they'd love to take him away from the Pats.
I could see the jets getting him too, he'd be a fine fit for their inferior quarterbacks. Could you imagine those dopes just tossing a five yard pass to him and Edelman doing all the dirty work?
Speaking of the jets, you mention they have tons of cap room...now a lot has been said of the jet's wild spending ways...yet now a year later they have "lots of cap room". Kind of kills the old "salary cap hell" debate. Imagine that? Years of irresponsible spending and a year later they are golden in terms of salary cap space? Good thing for us they never had a quaterback when they were spending wildly.
As far as Edelman goes - good for him - the guy deserves every penny he gets. Edelman spent time here doing whatever was asked of him and then had to watch us hand Amendola a contract he didn't deserve. Imagine if Amendola had played up to the level of his contract? We might not be talking about Edelman commanding 7 million per season, not if Amendola was the one catching a 100 balls with Edelman coming in around 60-65. Or heaven forbid we had kept Welker and Edelman split some of his responsibilities with him...that would of been ideal...we could of had two guys that knew how to play and Edelamn would of had maybe 60-70 catches and commanded 4.7 million as a free agent while Welker's contract was restructured lower.
It's amazing what happens when you sign the wrong guys...over and over again. It's been the story of the last half decade. Thanks BB, thank you!!