Originally Posted by Batmans A Scientist
Okay, but no one is going to sign him for a 2nd round pick. If someone offers a 2nd round pick you trade him in a heartbeat.
$2M is fine for him.
2nd round tender is the most sensible move here. 1st round and you're just wasting money. 2nd round is reasonable pay and it's right in that fringe where it's win/win no matter what happens. I would definitely bet on nobody matching in that case, but there's no real upside to tendering him at the original level. That's basically making him a UFA.