As much as many of us thought the signing of Breeland or one of the other FA defensive backs made sense it's looking more and more like that that ship has probably sailed. Ballard is probably going to wait for cut down day to make any future moves. But if he really has interest in any of them he might want to move pretty quickly.
If Bell was offered $14 mil for 5 years and he truly wants to get paid what he.s worth (and not just win an argument with the Steelers), he should have taken it.
If his play in 2018 and 2019 equals what he has done previously, his contract would have been guaranteed for 2020..
If his 2020 play maintained his standard....LVB would have been paid for 2021...and so on.
By not taking the deal, he could be forced to accept a much smaller salary in 2019 (somewhere else) and could be unemployed and unpaid by 2021. It sounds like the money, while important to him, isnt as big a deal as 'trying to win the argument' (one he cant win) about the pay scale.
The NFL doesnt pay injured or washed up players millions simply because they signed them to long term guaranteed contracts years before they got hurt or went down hill performance-wise. That's one reason the league is so successful financially.
Question #19...On the original "Gong Show" who was the name of the stage hand who came out and danced on a lot of the shows at the end and had music written for him when he did that and the audience and judges threw out stuff when he dance?!