gotribe31 wrote:Govbarney wrote: Johnson Re-signed with Carolina, $72 mil, 6 yrs, $30 mil guaranteed. My guess is that will be a good barometer for what Edwards will be asking for.
That seems like a lot for Edwards to me, no? I've no doubt that the market will pay him that, but for a guy who lined up opposite Jared Allen and those big space-cloggers on the d-line in Minny, I think you have to take his #'s with a grain of salt.
I'm not going to sit here and tell you I pulled an Askew and watched a full season of Minny defensive football or anything, but I can't imagine the guy faced very many doubleteams.
I agree it's to much, and everything I have read on him has stated he hasn't sniffed a double team since graduating from Purdue. But to play devils advocate, if the rook Taylor arrives as advertised (i.e. A line clogging double team machine) Then Edwards may very well continue the production he displayed in Minny. That being said 8.5 sacks a year, doesn't seem worth anything north of $60 mil.