If he does this there will be a frenzy of teams trying to trade up to that number one spot. Bengals wouldn’t want to drop to far so they could still get a QB. I always thought it would probably be smart to trade that pick and move down a few spots. Get some more draft picks and still get a QB.
Strange but I doubt he does this. . . and if he does it might be something that is kept under wraps.
I've wondered why more highly ranked QB's don't do this but I did have the thought that it's entirely possible they did, they just didn't make it public, they told the teams directly and the teams selected someone else.
When a player signs a contract, he influences the market. Doesn't really matter why McKinnon got $7.5m/year, just that he did. That's how agents negotiate. When you compare his usage and production to Mack, and add in the fact that his contract was two years ago, it's kind of an easy argument for Mack's agent to make.
I also think Drake at $7.5m/year is unrealistic, but I guess we'll see.