He's almost 32, two years is about all anyone would give him.
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Originally Posted by xi0
Well, if there's one team he could move to and have a shot at being as effective, the Broncos would be it. He'd be nuts to go elsewhere, unless the Patriots were just incapable of giving him fair money and he was left with no choice.
From what I have read, that is about the case. The Patriots low balled him. His agent described their offer as "laughable".
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This is rather disappointing. However, this was bound to happen given both sides weren't able to really compromise in contract talks for the past several months or year I believe. The Patriots just had to play hard ball. I like Julian E, he's seems like he can be worthy replacement for Wes Welker in the future. However, the Patriots are going to miss a lot of production they would have received next season from Wes by not giving him the contract he deserved, so he would have stayed in New England. He's arguably the best slot receiver in the league and has some of the most reliable hands. He is a production machine year in and year out. PAY THE MAN. Sheesh. I don't blame him for leaving to go to Denver for more money and the chance to play along side the greatest regular season QB in Peyton Manning. Good luck to him.
Yeah, there were rumors about it last week. Even after purging and adding Canty and Spears, we were still $10m under the cap. Someone mentioned that we could restructure some contracts, so I wondered if they did that. I think it would be worth it for a player of his caliber and bad luck for Denver results in good fortune for us. What a weird story... Supposedly Michael Huff had visited us, but supposedly this draft is super deep at the Safety position and we have 12 picks, so I'm not sure what else we need to do in Free Agency. There are still some cheap options at ILB.
All of these Bronco fans bashing him. I love it when a good player leaves a team to see the reaction. This was his agent's fault. People act like it isn't commonplace for a player to feel jilted by being released because his team doesn't want to pay him...lol
I don't care whether it's backloaded or not. It's 55m guaranteed and that's the problem. More than that, you could've given Romo like 6 years/70m and he would've jumped at it. Romo's not the man to lead the Cowboys to glory, however, so it's a bad move no matter how you look at it.