Ireland will pay whatever these guys want. He knows this is make or break for him. Any signing that gets him a playoff appearance, is one he will make.
1. Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers – 11,000,000
2. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs – 9,515,000
3. Wes Welker, Patriots – 9,515,000
4. Brandon Marshall, Bears – 9,300,000
5. Santonio Holmes, Jets – 7,750,000
6. Sidney Rice, Seahawks – $,7,000,000
7. Anquan Boldin, Ravens – $6,000,000
8. Roddy White, Falcons – 5,500,000
9. Darius Heyward-Bey – $5,279,000
10. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – $5,000,000
What Wallace is asking for isn't completely unreasonable and while no one would call him a bargain, he'd be nice to have at 10m but if it gets up to 14 or higher we should sign a cheaper option and draft a WR. And Brian Hartline is delusional if he thinks anyone is going to pay him anything more than 4 mil per year.
Now, if the bidding starts "low," say around 9M and there are not many suiters perhaps he he can be signed for 11.5 -12M.
Just my best guess.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I should know. I've been there.
okay, so... Hartline wants 6 mil /year... Mike Wallace wants 11 mil /year...
is there really a debate here ?
Vincent Jackson did did great and fulfilled expectations on Tampa this year. Led the NFL in YAC and overall had a great season. Good signing. Just because they didn't make the playoffs does not change that.
I agree that Wallace getting paid 14 mil a year is a little high, but if we can take him for 11-12 I'd be O.K with that. I'd be more upset if Hartline got 6....
Pay him, it's not coming out of my pocket.
Yeah if we could get Vincent Jackson production from our #1 WR for 11 mil a season, I'm signing up.
Honestly, Im just stunned you guys aren't jumping all over this. Hes a tremendous WR, he's one of the most dangerous deep threats in the NFL and he's in his prime. He'd instantly make our offense better.