Nah. Neither are good 3 down LBs. They were good compliments to each other in 19, but last year neither played very well. Walker is much much better than Oke vs the run. Oke is a little better vs the pass (which is even debatable based on last year's stats). If contracts situations were reversed, doubt they'd go all in trying to keep Oke either. Oke is just cheap right now. He's got 2 more years for things to click, or he'll be in a similar situation. Heck, they Colts might find an upgrade this year with the current market. I hope things click for him this year and he improves. I just think he's near his ceiling.
Good point, but at the same time agents aren't going to want big time talent signing long term deals unless they are back-loaded due to the lowered cap this year. I would not be surprised to see a lot of one year rentals league wide in 2021.
I think it does say something. If they didn't have faith in Oke, and truly thought Walker was the better player he would have resigned by now. More than likely Walker is playing for a different team next year. Also, I haven't heard anyone screaming about how linebacker is such a need. Okerke will do just fine at ILB, and the depth will fill in at SAM. Probably take another 4th rounder or so to replace Walker.