Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Clonamery, Jul 31, 2019.
Sure wish we had their Wide Out Scouts though.
And vice/versa you know Thomas is one of the better WR's in the Game right??
I am of the belief that Thomas is top 2 in the league, duking it out with Julio.
Thomas > in RZ nuff said!
this just in... The Saints can't manage thier cap.
Who cares who is losing elsewhere while we are winning.
It’s a capped sport. Almost by definition players that go to the highest bidder (or get highest bidder money before being free) are poor value.
The analogy I like to use is if you have 150 a week for food you can spend just over 20 bucks a day and eat well each day or you can go out to dinner one night spend 100 on a great meal then scramble the next 6 days to eat on 8 bucks a day.
If Michael Thomas catches 150 passes the saints will play about 1850 plays that his value is near zero.
I'm perfectly fine with the Saints splashing $20 million per on a guy who buckled under the spotlight and couldn't come through in the clutch for them in the NFC Championship game. It makes his prior performance against the Eagles irrelevant. It's a shame as I like the Saints but sexy regular season stats win you nothing. Can't wait to see what Kamara commands.
Saints of the last decade or so.
When they are at their best they are like the patriots. All the other years they are paying for taxing the cap to be that good.
Could be, probably is, 2nd best coach and 2nd best QB, and since they arrived, 13 years later they have had:
7 playoff years 6 non playoff years
3 12+ win seasons (all 13-3) 5 losing seasons (all 7-9)
8 playoff wins (patriots have had 19)
3 conf champ game appearances
Overall w/l of 127-83 (just a little worse than 10-6) and 8-6 postseason.
Sounds a lot like a team with a great hc great QBs that does a bad job managing the cap.
Saints will be fine for the next few years. Brees is gone in 1-2 years, Lattimore, Ramscyzk, Kamara, etc. are all on rookie deals, and when they need contract extensions, just use the Brees money to help out. Let's not all be jealous and say the Saints don't know cap management when they clearly do.
If we had drafted Michael Thomas, I'm sure everyone would be clamoring for us to re-sign him. And when we have a Top 3 WR in the league, we probably would.
Imagine if he spends some time on the IR...
An average NFL WR catches maybe 3 balls per game and probably earns $1-5 million.
An elite NFL WR catches 6 passes per game and earns 4 to 20 times the wages of an average WR.
A busy NFL QB might pass the ball 40-50 times per game and complete on average 6 passes to the $20 million WR. This QB who completes his 6 passes to his star WR earns the same or a few ($5-10)million more than the guy who manages 1.5 catches per quarter.
As of early July.....
1. Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr.: $18 million
2. Raiders WR Antonio Brown: $16.7 million
3. Buccaneers WR Mike Evans: $16.5 million
4. Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins: $16.2 million
5. Rams WR Brandin Cooks: $16.2 million
6. Vikings WR Adam Thielen: $16.2 million
7. Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins: $16 million
8. Browns WR Jarvis Landry: $15.1 million
9. Bengals WR A.J. Green: $15 million
10. Packers WR Davante Adams: $14.5 million
Now Include Thomas (NO), Jones (ATL)
Honorable mention Fitzgerald (Ariz)
Question: How many trophies have members of this super wealthy WR group hoisted?
Note: Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear detonation
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