2020 cant get here soon enough
I don't know what the number will be, just making the point that if he gets to test the market we'll have to pay a premium over and above what a lot of posters put his real value at. As far as being willing to "bet on himself" to turn down something like $20 million guaranteed would be a HUGE gamble for somebody set to make less than a million. I'm sure a lot of players would be willing to gamble but I think their agents would quickly talk some sense into them. If he just plain doesn't want to make a deal with the Dolphins then thats 100% on Ireland anyway.
Originally Posted by hooshoops
Also, if Jones has a great year like 6 or 7 picks and a probowl appearance I could see him getting at least 9 or 10 mill, somebody said in this very thread talking about Goldson that proven players entering their prime tend to get paid big time in free agency.
As far as ussing the tag, it is an option but you should be able to entice the guys playing for peanuts to sign an extension. Save the tag for players making $3mill+, guys that would be more willing to gamble on themselves because they're already in a good position financially.