Originally Posted by Dunnie
Cro just got voted to pro bowl ... Not a pipe dream at all.
it is not his talent it is the 9.3 mill he will make. For instance the pats could use him to help fix one of thier biggest problems, but they can't afford him.
So it is not just as easy as saying, there are 30 teams that by having Cro will improve the corner back position. It comes down
1.to how many of those team value a corner making 9.3 mill,
2.then how many of those teams have 9,3 mill to spend
3 and of those teams that value a corner that much, and have that much to spend also have corner as their #1 need and not DT, QB, DE or any other positions.
4. Then you eliminate the teams that sign a CB in Free agency and what you have left is the market for Cro.
5 Now how many of those teams are also willing to pay a 1st rd pick and you got your trading partner.
when you go thru all those scenarios you find that there is not a huge market for players making that kind of money who are not QBs.
Cro is better than Samuel, but Samuel is still a very good cb. He had to take a cut in pay to 4 mill in order for Philly to get a late rd pick.
Miami got a 2nd for Vontae Davis not because he is better than Samuel but that he had two years left on his rookie deal for 1mill a season.
because there were 30 teams that could use him and pay him 1 mill dollars per year.