- Jan 21, 2017
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While I understand the “tone setting” RT is better than LT deals coming out of Philly in “Depeche Mode” recently (18M) no way should GB get into overpaying for Bulaga. That’s coming from me, who has been a proponent of OL protection since Aaron was in a 20M annual salary and the majority swearing up and down we were set pat (only to be limping by years end)
GB needs to walk away from Bryan for anything over a 2yr/20M type deal.
Although I do agree with you that it’s all relative if you are that team, in need a player and you have 65M in cap space. GB isn’t in that position and shouldn’t even waste time with him for 12M-14M (my knee hurts worse than his 31 year old knee by just thinking about that) IMO unless it’s a 1 year deal and is heavily incentive laden and no other option (Veldheer retires etc..)
I'm not advocating for the 18M average that Lane Johnson got.
But Trent Brown got 16.5 and Ja'Wuan James got 12.75M. Bulaga is better than both of those guys. 12-13M would be totally reasonable for him, even considering his age and injury history.
If he gets 13M and Crosby gets, conservatively, 4M, then you're talking about 17M combined for the two of them.
Walking away from anything above 10M annually... now that is unreasonable. Especially when the alternative is basically to pigeon-hole yourself into taking a tackle no matter what like the Texans last season.