Can Miami apply the transition tag to him?
Then if someone offers him a blockbuster deal he leaves and we get nothing. We will get nothing if he just walks as a free agent, nothing other than a comp pick. But if the market is not as good for him, there should be a good chance for a new contract. I think the transition tag is the average salary of the Top 10 players. I do think Long will get back to being a Top 10 LT, I think he is a Top 15 right now and that is with a bad season.
Paid for what? For having trouble with edge rushers and not being able to stay healthy?
Jake Long is not only injury prone but he's delusional as heck if he thinks he's worth over $10 million per season. An elite tackle does not get abused by old 265 pound defensive ends like Long did in 2012.
Please God, let me see 1 Dolphins Superbowl victory before I die.
Someone posted Martin being blown up by Aldon Smith as justification for bringing Jake back. Please note there are two sides to every coin:
Long has been overpaid and shouldn't be offered anything more than $7mil/year (that should be $7mil AFTER he hits all his escalators for production - aka Pro Bowl level, finishes season, etc).
I agree with the sentiment in the article and this thread that we absolutely cannot afford to pay him elite money, nor should we.
With all that said, that was a HORRIBLY written article. I don't think I usually read too many articles posted by the Dolphins beat writers but holy ****, that was bad.