ESPN's NFL Live had a segment on Phillip Walker today, saying how he's lighting it up in the XFL. Also talked about Luck recommending him to his dad.
So if PJW is killing it in the XFL, and we chose to keep CK over him, what does that say about his (CK's) skill, chances in the NFL, or his potential in the XFL. And what does it say about PJW's chances of getting back into the league even if only for a backup.
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.