- Dec 25, 2018
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Not sure I'd credit Cowhurd for coming up with this strategy but he's right.Cowherd has been pointing out for awhile now that the blueprint for Super Bowl contention is having a really good QB on his rookie deal or a veteran willing to take less (ala Brady). In both cases, it frees up money to put better players around the QB.
As soon as the QB gets paid, teams have to start letting other players go and replacing them with cheaper options that aren't as experienced and/or good.
For example, if memory serves, my Seahawks haven't been past the 1st round or maybe 2nd round of the playoffs since Wilson signed his big contract.
I'm hoping some of the younger QB's who are starting to come up for bigger deals see that and do more like Brady. Maybe Baker will be the first of the young'uns to figure that out?
That said, not sure they got to SB with their QBs on huge money deals, but GB, Steelers and NO were often in the mix. Be nice to see next tier take less and, sure, someone like Baker could as he has a good amount of off field income I'd imagine......then again, he does not have a wife who I'd bet makes more than every NFL player.
think what you might also see is more NFL teams taking their time on these extensions and not having another Wentz/Goff situation....and now Watson (which would be an issue even if he didn't ask for a trade).