The last I heard or saw the Brady family is worth $800 million plus and that was last year. So why change teams, coaches, and residence, it would a few extra million by taking the highest offer really make that much of a difference?I’ve heard this a few times and I can’t say it makes a lot of sense to me. After 20 years of (mostly) not aiming for top paydays, being a team guy but still well paid, he’s going to be a hard liner — willing to change teams, systems, coaches and owner over money that frankly won’t affect his family’s well being for generations to come? Hmmm.
This site shows $42m cap for 2020You are seriously all over the place with your numbers, confusing salary with salary cap. Also, the Pats currently have 49M in cap space. That includes the $6.375M for Brady's contract void.
Butler is a RFA. He's not getting a "big raise" unless someone forks over a draft pick.
KVN's salary was 4.75M with the game roster bonuses he earned. I don't see anyone paying KVN top dollar. If he doubles that, I'd be surprised.
What proof do you have that AB quickly adapted to the playbook? The whopping 24 snaps that he took for the Patriots? If you're going by number of snaps, then you have to go with Sanu who had 37 during his first game with the Pats.
What makes you think that Dallas is going to let Cooper walk? Especially after they traded a #1 pick for him? The Cowboys are going to slap the franchise tag on Cooper.
OL, DT, TE, WR in that order. We need a quick and shifty receivers not necessarily a fast receiver.Tommy,
Talent being equal, what position would you focus on first in either the draft or fa? TE, OL, WR, DL, Safety? Those I think would be our biggest needs.
amari cooper, excellent route runner. Can go vertical (which we dire needed). Young shifty.OL, OL, DT, TE, WR in that order. We need a quick and shifty receiver not necessarily a fast receiver.
No way Cooper is signing for $10-$14m per year. He just got paid close to $14m this year and it will take a nice raise to get him. Cooks and Watkins are at $16m a year avg and Cooper will command more than them, especially in a weak WR FA field. He’s gonna get over $18m a year.Sadly, some "famous named WRs" just cannot learn the Patriots WR complex playbook and techniques.
Likely Sanu is one of these as well. Antonio Brown with all of his issues, quickly adapted to the playbook.
We need a #1 WR (outside of Edelman) with the talent and the know-how.
I would try to sign Amari Cooper ($10m-$14m/yr). He is young, talented and pretty smart.
Sign Henry, TE and get another decent TE. Our current TE players should all be released.
We also need a THUMPER RB, ala, Blount-like. use for short yardage.
Who will be the starting safety?Need to resolve Offensive Coordinator and QB before making many of the offensive decisions as maybe they change their philosophy. My assumption is that no one thinks Stidham is ready so you bring Brady back on an incentive laden deal. If he wants a lot of guarantees and multiple years then unfortunately I think it may be time to move on.
I go younger on defense - Move on from both McCourtey's and Chung (unless they come back extremely cheap) Ask Hightower to take a little less and let Collins and KVN go unless they can be signed are mid dollars.
Try and sign Thuney for around $10ish. Sanu would need to take a slight pay cut. Let Dorsett walk. Do not care of Lacosse is back - not sure of his $. Ghost is back for lower salary or move on.
Team needs to sign/trade for a top WR and/or TE I think and they'll need $ for that.
I guess the point is, sign Amari. If Patriots willing to play $15m for Antonio, they should do same.No way Cooper is signing for $10-$14m per year. He just got paid close to $14m this year and it will take a nice raise to get him. Cooks and Watkins are at $16m a year avg and Cooper will command more than them, especially in a weak WR FA field. He’s gonna get over $18m a year.
Where does that cap space come from? I’d love to get him, but the Cowboys will likely tag him or re-sign him.I guess the point is, sign Amari. If Patriots willing to play $15m for Antonio, they should do same.
You get a #1 WR who can go vertical, excellent route runner, young and is not a head-case.
Cannot double cover him and Edelman.
Then, address the TE position.