Originally Posted by mgteich
I suspect the cost of our secondary would be very low compared to other teams.
So let me get this straight?
We'd add Sean Smith (looking for 10 million+), DRC (about a 6-7 million dollar aav when signed in the next couple/few weeks), AND give McCourty a potentially enormous deal in 2014 too? That right there would be about at least 25 million (AAV), and could be upwards of 26-27 million for the first 3 players. Add in Gregory, Arrington, Dennard, and Wilson and we'd be looking at an easy 31, 32, 33 million dollars, or approx. 25% plus
of the salary cap in aav terms.
Are we playing fantasy GM with major league baseball money?
I'm not sure how this wouldn't be considered expensive? When has Bill Belichick ever
come close to fielding such a secondary as proposed by this poster? He typically has been known to rate the CB market severly
overpriced as it is, and prefers to develop lower cost additions blended in with cheap draft picks. If anything he will pay market price at ONE player. The current market may force him into overpaying at an additional position in the middle tier range of 6-7 million aav, but that's absolutely it...
I have a feeling that many here are going to be disappointed come free agency time if the expectations are going to be anything like this. We may add ONE additional player for a fair market price that we would have given Talib (5-6 million or so aav). The rest will be lower cost additions and/or draft picks.