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  1. It really has to happen. I don't see us franchising him, not with Geno and Donald's deals pushing that $ number into the stratosphere. We're going to overpay, with a big gurantee, but that's better than losing him.
  2. Zimmer and Gono are the kind of players we need for the future. With Grady and Matthews getting paid, we'll need to find quality, inexpensive OT/DT in the draft/udfa. I think they all make the team. Positionally, they should all have a leg up on their WR competition for the last roster spots.
  3. Geno Atkins- has 29 sacks over the last 3 seasons and is a better DT than Jarrett(sorry it's true)... got 16.3mill/yr on his extension. It seems like the market is already set to me. Jarrett just has to decide if he wants to maximize his money or secure the gurantee now.
  4. The team was planning on extending him. That was before this holdout. What does the team get for guranteeing him more money next offseason? They will still have his rights for 2 more years plus the franchise tag. A discount on future years is normally the trade off for big guranteed money. I'm afraid Julio has shown he is capable of signing the deal, taking the guranteed money, and then refusing to show up. That's why his big extension is far less likely now.
  5. We mostly agree. I just think the team is not going to be as eager to extend him next year because of his current stance. The team has to get something in exchange for guranteeing a player big money. What is it that they get? What if the player has a history of taking the big guranteed money and then holding out with 3 years left on the deal? Does a smart business gurantee more money after that? Remember, Julio isn't a FA. We don't have to do anything at all and he will still be suiting up in red and black.
  6. Well Grady and Matthews do take priority because they are about to be FA. What happens if Julio doesn't put up numbers like last year? What if he gets hurt? Does the team extend him anyways just based on goodwill? Maybe before but it seems doubtful now. What would the team get out of extending him when they already have him under contract for 2 more years?
  7. That's why Julio is so misguided. This wouldn't be a question if he hadn't of held out with 3yrs left on his deal. Now the team knows that even if they pay him at the top of the market next offseason, he still may not report in 2021. They have him under contract now, what do they gain by extending him further?
  8. It has not been reported that they promised to renegotiate next offseason. It was reported that they planned on extending him. Big difference. And if he is holding out with 3yrs left on his current extension, why should they extend him again? They already have him for the next three years. What does the team gain by extending him further if he has shown that he can't be counted on to report with 3 years left on the last extension?
  9. If they keep the fines then it serves as a deterrent for Julio holding out again next season and the year after. If they return the fines it does the opposite. Usually holdouts are in the final year of their contracts.
  10. The Falcons smartest move is to tell Julio that holding out with 3yrs remaining will result in them refusing to extend him.... ever. It's his perogative to hold out. It's their perogative to extend him or not. He's stuck with 2 options, play for us or don't play. That's for the next 3 seasons, after which we can franchise tag him.
  11. If the front office were to reward Julio for holding out then you would be right about how terrible they are.
  12. The team said they were planning on an extension next offseason. Him not showing up is making that less likely to happen. What's the point of an extension if he isn't going to show up? Remember, his current deal is an extension that was top of the league when he signed it.
  13. You don't understand. The team honored both Toilolo and Julio's contracts completely.
  14. When a team cuts a player, they still must deliver on the guranteed money. It seems like you are saying they should also have to pay the player money that was never guaranteed. That doesn't make any sense.
  15. Why sign a player to a multi year deal if you can't count on them showing up? Seriously. Why extend Julio next year when he has demonstrated that he is unlikely to honor the deal?