Pro Football Focus published an article today predicting where the top 50 FA will sign and for how much. They predict Rivers to the Colts for 2yrs 29M per year 34M guaranteed. They also predict Chris Jones to the Colts in a tag and trade with the Chiefs. The Chiefs used that strategy twice last year. They predict his new contract with the Colts at 4yr 18M per year with 52M guaranteed. They said the Colts have the draft picks to make the deal and mentioned our two No. 2's. in that segment. They both sound possible especially with Ballards ties to Kansas City.
The art of negotiating is to go high. He isn’t going to say yea I’ll settle for 20 or whatever you give me. Just like Dak. You start high and get them to meet or counter.
That being said, FA allows for dumb money to be spent because of bidding wars. So he will get a good chunk of change. Maybe 25/26 per year for 4 years.
No not fans. He needs to work out for Ballard and company. A fitness test, see his arm up close. See his conditioning. They can tell. If his age is the problem then they won’t bite. If he Wows them then it could be different. We still need to draft a QB, I just not the 13th pick.