Lol. Hope so. I wouldn't say league record at this point but the way the LB market is trending I wouldn't rule out 14 or 15 million per year either.I hope Van Noy signs somewhere for the largest salary in League history, because of the implications of that on his performance, and the team's success, this year.
OK, so for you, the loss of Van Noy would be more important that that of Devin McCourty or Thuney.
If I may,
I think the dancing Dane was drafted for that reason. Saffold got 11 mill, which is Thuney can expect from the hometown Browns next year after the Zietler trade this year.
Van Noy as a 29 YO LB is more critical than a 33 YO McCourty that was already talking about hanging it up this year. Van Noy can be expected to give 3 years of service to the team while Devin at 33 would not. I think the pats have some good DBs that are young and should provide less of a drop off over those years than Van Noy to whomever. Also Hightower will be 31 and going into his last year of his deal next off season.
Yeah but here's the thing. Since Hightower signed his deal in 2016 the cap has gone up 41%. That has got to figure into whatever numbers players are going to get in 2020.Agree, but he’s pretty close to Hightower IMO so 7.5 to 8 mil feels about right to me.
I’m only saying based on how they performed last year. IMO Hightower under performed while Van Noy over performed to the point where their contributions in the playoffs and the super bowl in particular was pretty close. I’d still give the edge to Hightower but not by much.He’s pretty close to Hightower if you include Hightower injury concerns. Both healthy on the football it’s not close at all.
I agree. Brady's best days are likely behind him and I wouldn't take him over someone like Patrick Mahomes at this point anymore. But he is still a top 3-5 QB and should be more than enough reaching our goals if other parts on the team are up to par, defense and running game. But considering the 1-2 QBs I'd rather have atm aren't attainable for us, I'm happy that Brady is leading the team.
Of course this could all blow up in my face if Brady has a 2016 like vintage performance season.