I think he was worth the 6 mil. I guess he did not want to play here anymore...
I would think that Ireland was willing to pay that amount as he is worth it. That sounds like a lot of $$$...but it is average in todays market.
Every year the bar is set and the agents go to town to make sure Free Agents are overpaid to take advantage of the new CBA. I'm worried about our current position at CB for sure! We have no solid options to start as a #1 or #2. Marshall may have been paid starter money for an average CB, but he is nothing special in my eyes. More like a stop gap type player until the team can find two better CB's. While I don't think he is very good, he is now our best CB. Sean Smith was better than him and most on here seem to think that we are better off with Marhsall and Patterson over Smith & Marshall. I only expect a couple CB's in the league to play like a shutdown CB that can truly take a guy out of the game that could have changed the game in the other teams favor. I think Sean was a tier 2 type guy... Shows flashes of great games, best suited vs bigger physical WR's, man corner with good skills, but has games where he looks like the other guys that you did not even want to see the field. But in the end with the right system you can take those guys and limit their negative scenarios. I think Marshall is a tier 3 guy and that is not horrible as my scale goes to tier 5.
We just have to get lucky with a good opportunity to grab a CB in the first or get real lucky in the later rounds with a couple good CB's.