Re: Fitzy dreams put to rest I'd say.
posted at 2/5/2014 9:13 AM EST
In response to DeadAhead2's comment:
In response to FishTaco64's comment:
How about anothe runlikely scenario, but a bit more likely.....Andre Johnson?
Yes, he is 32 years old, but despite that and incredibly bad QB play, last year he caught 109 passes for 1,407 yards and 5 TDs.
He has also said he is open to a trade, I think he realizes he has a few prime years left and is unlikely to win a ring with the Texans likely starting a rookie QB next season. Pls with O'Brien now the head coach, I think this opens up a wide range of possibilities.
Let's say Edelman is almost certain to walk, but O'Brien wants him and doesn't want to chance another team moving on him. Would he be willing to pay a franchise tag price for Edelman until they can work out a long-term deal? If so, Bill tags Edelman, then ships him and a mid-rounder to the Texans for Andre? Would work well for both teams, Pats won't be able to retain Edelman, but he is a good young player to grow up in the Texans system with a young QB. The Pats get an experienced WR with 7 1,000 yard seasons to his name, that has a skillset different from any player on their roster.
Keep in mind, I have no clue what Johnson's cap charge is for this coming season, and of course they would have to make the cap room to tag Edelman, could probably do it by dropping Soap and A Wilson.
His contract is as bad. It ain't happening. I noticed Roddy White and Atlanta are "working" on an extension restructure.
That's really where BB could swoop in, right there. 32, contract expiring, Julio Jones due, Atlanta may value a draft pick instead.
Exactly... thas team needs established players at wr, not more draft picks. So trade a 2nd or 3rd for johnson and resign Edelman for like 4for 12mil. There you get more value since Edelman still is a great return guy. Then you get johnson to restructure.
This team just needs one more proven big guy. then you get gronk back but you don't use him like a sacrificial lamb running down the seams catching floaters. Use him more like a conventional tight end finding gaps in coverage and catch balls with his wingspan.