His skill is worth $4M~$4.5M, his intangibles earn him the $1.5M - $2M premium.
Also, every time you let a player walk, you lose a draft pick. This was a move to make sure we don't create more holes when we obviously need to fill many.
Peyton Manning played very well last year considering his health and situation. But IMO, he was over paid. For me, in today's game, $20M/year means you are playing an elite level and should have a Super Bowl during that time. Peyton had an elite statistical year, but watching the games you could see he is not the player he once was. The $20M he was payed last year was about who he was as a Franchise icon and all of his intangibles. $20M bought the Peyton product, not the Peyton who won the Super Bowl.
I'm really curious to see Aaron Rodger's new contract. It's reported it will set the bar for many years to come. That's a very bold statement, but one he is deserving.
And yes, I don't think Flacco's stats are deserving of his contract. But you have to admit he is the new face of the Franchise with Ray taking a bow. And Flacco has done on the field what very few have done at this stage in their careers. It may not be pretty, but Flacco IS that important to the Ravens and he IS a perfect fit for them. Factor in his career performance in the playoffs and that shiny new Lombardi Trophy he delivered and you can see where his intangibles earned him $20M.
I think there were many comments about Hartline as there were about Welker when he was here. Welker isn't a true #1 or true #2 etc. etc. He then hooks up with Brady and plays lights out. Was it Welker or the Quarterbacks/System he was in at that time? I think the same is true of Hartline. Put Hartline in the right situation and he will play lights out!
"He took my stapler, I took his life."
I don't think Hartline is worth 6+. Maybe 4. We will over pay because we need help at WR so bad
I really think that Ireland is scared he wont get Wallace, and that if he doesn't want Jennings then would be forced to trust 2 rookies to be GREAT to keep his job, at least this way he keeps hartline and if the rookies do't produce immediately he has a shot of keeping his job, Im still not a fan of the price tag though
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Brian Hartline - WR - Dolphins
The Dolphins' contract with free agent Brian Hartline is expected to pay him "just under" $7 million a year.
It's a pricey sum for an average, No. 2-caliber receiver, but Miami is loaded with salary cap space and Hartline otherwise would've hit the market as a top-five or six wideout. An announcement of the deal appears to be imminent.
Mar 6 - 1:46 PM
Well...get the pitchforks ready
Hartline at $6 mill per is better than Pierre Garcon at $8 mill per