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  1. Tunescribe

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    But 30 is not old for an OT; good OTs play well past that age. Solder arguably has four more solid seasons in him.
     
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    30 is at the front-end of decline. Either way paying a 34 year old $10m is dumb. Paying a 32 year old is ok
     
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    Assuming Solder is en route to declining because he's 30 seems a stretch. A capable LT is a premium buy, especially with Brady at QB. I don't know about $10 million at age 34, but a contract that could keep Solder here three or four more seasons at a mutually agreed-upon price would not be unreasonable.
     
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    By 4 years from now every LT will be making 10 mill a year. 34 is not old for an Ol.
     
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  5. robertweathers

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    "Mutually guaranteed" is the crux of the matter.

    After September Solder was outstanding. If they can get that for 2-3 more years, im all in.
     
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  6. robertweathers

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    34 is old at any position in the NFL.
     
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    A 3rd year is a benefit to the patriots. The compensation issue is guaranteed money and first year salary, and perhaps 2nd year salary.

    Adding a 3rd year only benefits the patriots. It allows us to spread the signing bonus over 3 years, AND provides an option for the patriots in case they want him to play for the 3rd year at the contract amount.
     
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    Even quarterback? Better tell Brady.
     
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    Not really.
     
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    I'm not sure what Brady's unprecedented longevity has to do with Solder.
     
  11. robertweathers

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    All depends on the cap hit if cut when he is 33.
     
  12. robertweathers

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    You know he is an outlier.
     
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    Yes, really.
     
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    What about Allen?
     
  15. NormZauchin

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    Brady is an outlier, but most good quarterbacks are not washed up by age 34, and even the backups like Matt Cassell, age 35, manage to stick around.
     
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    How dare you not treat punters and kickers like human beings.. :D
     
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  17. robertweathers

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    Sure but paying a backup at 35 a mid to lowllevel salary is different than paying a 34 year old LT $10m
     
  18. robertweathers

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    Correct. They are an exceptional breed.
     
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    i agree that they shouldnt do anything more than 2 years, but if they let him walk they better be damn sure they have a viable replacement

    Brady will be 41, the offensive line is an area they may need to over-invest in at this point in his career.. It would be a tragedy if they lose Solder and replace him with some average LT that lets Brady take blind side shots every weekend
     
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    Agree. I don't see anyone filling in for Nate in 2018. At least Solder was there when Light hung them up in 2011.

    If they want to give him a top 5 at-market deal for the first two years of the deal I'd be ok with it. Anything more than that smacks of desperation.
     
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