i doubt he would have signed any extension a year before he was set to be free for $2-3 mil per...thats called betting against yourself in 2012 being able to do better than that...most these guys egos don't allow for that...now had we offered him say $4 mil per off last season i think he would have at least thought about it...but not in the $2 mil range...not if he thinks he's better than that...no agent takes that unless he knows his guy is trending down
hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
for the love of god get a real freaking mike already!!!
they could tag him but thats a chunk of damn change...i think his market in free agency falls in the $8 mil per range...might have to do a 4 year $35 mil deal to retain him....
also if we did cut weight with marshall and get some cap money back signing sean smith long term would not be as tough a pill to swallow at $8 mil per...nor would the tag for one year ar $10.6 mil...say you get $2 mil back letting marshall go i don't know the exact numbers but barry jackson says we would get some relief if marshall was let go that would help
there's also the thought and i never believed this before i saw him the first quarter of the season that his best footballs in front of him...i can tell you he played the short inside cutting quick hitters way better this year it used to be anytime a wr crossed his face it was pitch and catch to the inside but that wasn't the case this year...so there's growth...and he didn't tackle as much like a girl this year...but he doesn't possess elite tools for the position either so whats his ceiling??? probably still very much inconsistent i'd say
I would much rather tag him than pay him $8 mill per year but really all options suck at this point. He's another guy we could have easily extended for about $4 million per year
i can tell ya this also...most those big name corners that are potential free agents if they leave they are gonna be leaving for damn good money to go elsewhere in the $10 mil per range which seems to be the going rate these days for high end corners in free agency do you if you're miami want to take a chance on someone else coming in and fitting with your philosophy and scheme at $10 mil per or do you want to retain sean smiths services knowing his limitations and what be brings to the table both in the lockerroom and on the field in that $8 mil per range...i think i know the way they'd look at it...also sean smith pretty much suits up every week...he may not be good every week but he plays you a full seasons sched pretty much...
as for jake long 2 years $12 mil take it or leave it...and oh yeah you're being moved to right tackle...where you're feet are a better fit anyways