I'm not sure about that. The guaranteed money from the Colts was a roster bonus, not salary. For salary cap purposes, they're the same, but for offsets, I'm not sure. I've looked around and never found a satisfying answer.
No doubt that Reggie had more in him than Andre does. Just thinking of the mentorship aspect and how he can potentially add value outside of his on-the-field play. I'm guessing they wouldn't have signed him based on what he'll produce.
Reggie still had a little something in the tank when TY arrived in 2012, AJ's situation in TEN is a little different. I think Johnson is going to have to fight very hard just to make the roster.
I do like that they absorbed some of the $2.5mil that we owe Johnson though, that was mighty nice of them.
But isn't that kind of bust? Just asking. When you are a Top 3 pick you should get double digits sacks. Some in the media had him going #1. He could be decent, we will see. If Andrew Luck went 8-8/9-7 every season I would consider that a bust for example because people expect 11-5 and going deep in the Playoffs which he has at least done. I'll wait and see how Bosa does but I cant even picture him having more than 10 sacks. When I say slow, he was in the combine. Leonard Floyd is much quicker. That is who the Chargers should've took IMO.