There are also several better LBs in the league as well. I don’t think he’s a bad player (though not a very good one either)...but the question isn’t would you keep him on the roster...it’s whether he’s worth a “bag”...as Leonard says. I guess we won’t know unless they give it to him. IMO...I would wait until next offseason to see what Okereke can do in a bigger role.
It’s not a need...but they also don’t need to pay Walker long-term...especially this offseason.
Leonard is a star...he would compliment anyone. And Okereke has flashed enough to see if he can be that guy.
You say people undervalue Walker...but then say he won’t break the bank. If he as undervalued as you claim...then he won’t be cheap. I would gladly keep him if that were the case...but I bet he will want at least $10M/year...given what other ILB contracts have looked like.
I get it...people love Walker. But IMO...he’s a solid-good run defender who has limitations in pass coverage...someone that could be improved upon...and not worth a big second contract. We will see what Ballard does.