I agree with your salary parameters for Mack and I also agree that that is more money than I would offer. I think you ride with him next year and see if you want or can resign him to a reasonable offer.If not, a whole bunch of guys including inexpensive rookies could put up good numbers behind this OL
I wonder if Ballard would be interested in trading for Cam. He's sort of under the radar right now. I think he should be considered an acquisition candidate and the chances of obtaining him might actually be higher than getting Carr. Ballard could even include JB as part of a package, assuming they have interest, then both QBs would be switching conferences. Which I could see both GMs being happy about that outcome.
Sign teddy Bridgewater, I believe he is the best QB option for the colts as it stands right now, still on the younger side, plays Good ball and fits in our system.
Get a blue chip WR, O-lineman or D-lineman early in the draft, players to watch juedy, lamb and kinlaw. Address the CB in the second round along with getting an explosive TE, Doyle is good, but getting older and not a huge threat that a defense has to account for. Bridgewater would have a young fiesty defense, an explosive TE, WR combo with either Jefferson, Lamb or Juedy plus TY Hilton...get Pascal working the slot, release Hoyer and keep brissett as your backup, I think that would be a good off-season for the colts in my eyes, what are your thoughts.
The draftnetwork guy said he had Mahomes as boom or bust also. These kind of players will be just fine if they get good coaching. I heard something about Herbert and it said he needs a nurturer not a guy in his face kind of coach. It’s all about going to the right organization.
As of 0218/2020 according to ESPN 83 1/2 Astros batters (1/2?) will be hit by pitches this season. This is reason enough to strip the cheating Stros of their trophy. Imagine baseball being aware of the coming reactions from the cheating and saying "please don't throw at the batters". That is never going to be sufficient. Take their trophy and be done with it voiding high spike slides in to the bases and bean balls. Obviously the Stros will respond with same. I wish the fans would organize a boycott of the home games for 10 games. Commissioner Manfred is a fool to think this is going to blow over. Fact: they cheated so apply cheating to all other ports including the Olympics and what would the consequences be. This ill be a dark cloud over Houston forever like the White Sox scandal.