PokerSteve, on 24 February 2012 - 10:44 AM, said:
You're probably right. I think the only way he would end up as a Falcon is if his agent just basically called up TD and said, make us an offer that doesn't embarrass us and we'll sign it. Otherwise no chance.
That's why I made this thread. I don't think it will happen (hence me saying about 15% chance of it happening) but the possibility is still real. Of the list of potential suitors, we are on it, so that means there is a possibility. If he wants to go to a contender, then that really narrows the list. His agent could take offers, but only take offers from contenders seriously (ie Nnamdi taking less to go to Philly, DRob not hearing any offers once ATL called). I agree with you, it will have to be something like that, we can't be in a bidding war or we have no shot.
falconidae, on 24 February 2012 - 11:03 AM, said:
Think the only way the Falcons have a shot is if they guarantee more money than anyone else. He might go for a 72 mil contract if 50 mil was guaranteed for example.
I agree. It wouldn't necessarily be the "richest" contract, but the guaranteed money is what players want more of now. If it really isn't about the money, I could see him taking a contract like that. If he leaves Houston, I really just don't see many teams being attractive landing spots. The ones with the money are losers or rebuilding. The winners have done it without him. We, and a couple of other teams, are right in between.