- Apr 7, 2013
I want to push back a bit on the concept of the crippling contract. We've had Dak for 4 years on a cheap rookie deal. We have not been major players in FA for any of those years. We wait for the first tide to pass, then make market-appropriate deals for the Cobbs and the Quinns and the Flemings. I think there are good reasons to argue that this is the correct approach, regardless. At the same time, I can't remember the last guy that we drafted and actually wanted to keep, but couldn't because of cap reasons. It would have been nice to win while we had the discount, but we failed, the bill is due, and paying it will not prevent us from doing anything we would have wanted to do anyway.It’s simple, sign the crippling four year deal and suck it up.
There’s nowhere to hide QB money, sorry, Stephen.
It will take two years to figure out whether we have a champion or not.
And yes, it may take years (even more than 2) to figure out whether we have a champion, but I'm genuinely curious what you would prefer, and why you think an alternate approach would be successful. Franchise him? Trade multiple #1s and 2s to move up high enough in the first round to draft one of the top 2 QBs? Hope that a good QB falls to later in the first and have him wait a year behind a franchised Dak? Hope to hit the lottery later in the draft?