Seriously this guy is most likely going to require a 10-12 mill/year type contract after this season, and he is performing mediocre at best for the past season. He is injury prone, and plus we should trade him before his already-low trade value drops to virtually nothing. If we want to pay someone that type of money, it should be a WR or a position of need, or else were paying big bucks for a aging/mediocre Tackle. Who else is on the #tradeJakeLong bandwagon?
Nope, doesn't make any sense. Long is still better than the majority of LT's in the league and he is one of the best leaders on the team. Also, after you trade Long, who's plays left tackle? It's not going to be Martin; he's improving at being the RT and they won't make him switch positions. That's pretty much all that needs to be said about trading Long. Now, you can have a completely different discussion about whether he should resigned or not, which I believe he should be. There's no use in creating another hole on this team.
Offensive Line is about playing together. We have a shot at the playoffs, this is not baseball where you trade players mid season to help your team, this is football where players take time to learn the playbook and the experience in playing together makes a major difference in winning.
We're not going to trade Long six games into the season when we're in playoff contention. That would be like giving up on the season. If we were 0-6, sure but not when we're 3-3. Especially since we don't have someone who can replace him.
Playoffs? Playoffs? We're lucky if we win 9 games, or more than the Patriots for that matter.
If the Playoffs started today we would be in the playoffs.
I see no reason we can't win 9 games, we have 3 wins and we are as good or better than 7 of our remaining games, and the other 3 games against the Patriots X2 and the Niners looked bleak at the start of the season, but both of these teams are not looking so invincible anymore, we could win 1 of those 3 games.
At this point I would be surprised if we don't win 8 games. You don't throw away a season when you are 3-3. Even if you made a trade right now, and if you could find a team under the salary cap willing to take him, the most you would probably get for him is a 2nd round pick. 6 games into the season teams are not looking to make a trade for someone at a position where continuity and team chemistry is important. Long would need to learn his new teams playbook, its not like he just needs to learn a few fly plays to be team ready.
Seriously this guy is most likely going to require a 15-18 mill/year type contract after this season, and he is performing mediocre at best for the past season. He is injury prone, and plus we should trade him before his already-low trade value drops to virtually nothing. If we want to pay someone that type of money, it should be a WR or a position of need, or else were paying big bucks for a aging/mediocre Tackle. Who else is on the #tradeJakeLong bandwagon?
You wish. Joe Thomas is the highest paid LT and is making 12.9M this season and will only make more than 12M once after this season.
His contract is 12.9M, 11.4M, 12.3M, 10.2M, 9.5M, 10M, 10M
With his injury history his deal will not be as much. The most I see is 8-9M a season witch is well worth it.
I wouldn't oppose to it, bc I understand ur line of reasoning, we can easily get a 1st round pick for him , but I don't see it happening, we may tag him next yr, but I see Jake being very reasonable with his contract to stay a dolphin
Instead of taking us to the cleaners, is see him extending his contract maybe a little high next yr but the following would come back down to the 10-11 mil range, at the very most keep it going at its current rate