If Meyers in 2023 goes 24/293/2 BB is a genius.
If Meyers in 2023 goes 79/910/6 BB is a jackass.
Let's talk after 2023 is over.
Call me crazy but 700 yards with Cam seems sure to be a floor. 800 has been normal with Mac. He'll be open, he'll be where he's supposed to be, and he will by and large catch the ball. Now here's a nightmare. What if his numbers under Cam are similar to his numbers under Mac because those two guys just didn't have too different "number 1 receiver" capabilities. Then there would be another level of Meyers production we just couldn't see here.
Well, good for him, I guess. If we can't get it out of him, god bless him for knocking down another couple hunnid yards and a couple more tuddies elsewhere. But I don't think LV thinks they're getting that... I just think the market for "reliable with possible upside" is now 11 million.
That kind of makes me think about the strategy of saying "go ahead and test the waters." This isn't a team managing a Brady menagerie and praying to pay enough top tier guys to keep TFB. It's a team happily cementing a high-performing defense, reigning over a consistently top flight ground game (once "extended pre season" was finally over) and considering the air game to be in need of a more jaundiced eye. Even the most reliable guy, right now, is (by our present info) "overpriced" In Patriots terms.
We didn't try to lock him up because we didn't attach that level of value to the reliable guy. Nope, he's a proven quantity with no sky-high upside and to us, that might be 7 or 8 m, but it's not 11 m. (The promise
of a home run hitter looks genius if it comes through at a mere 11m APY but apparently paying that for proven tier 2 talent is unimaginable.)
The usual bafflement. I always like waiting for it all to make sense. Who's coming out from Lenoir Rhyne this year?