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Old 07-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #97
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You do understand Clady does not have to sign the franchise tag. Do you understand that? All Clady has to do is not sign the Franchise tag and holdout. How long will the Broncos be able to go into the season with Clady not being there? Do you know who Denver's back up LT is?
Roster turnover is huge in the NFL. We don't know who will be playing anywhere in 2013, right now. Seriously, think about it. Name even 5 guys that are starters as of today and are absolutely going to be playing for us in 2013 at their same positions.

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Clady is too important to try to Franchise because if he refuses to sign it and holds out Denver is in no position to call his bluff.
Sure they are.

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If you hadn't noticed The Saints tried to franchise Brees. How did that work out for them? Oh yeah Brees got a $25 million a year contract that is how. If the Saints would have signed him last year to $20 million a year they would have saved a lot of money and a lot of bad PR.
As was pointed out already, this is a horrible comparison. Arguably the best player in the entire league vs a guy who is currently not even in the top 5 at his much lower paid position (OLineman franchise tag is $9 mil - QBs is $14.5 mil).

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Get Clady in make him the highest paid OT in the NFL and move on!!!!
Why would you ever make a guy the highest paid at his position, when no independent authority has him ranked in the top 5? The only time you'd even have an argument was if you had a ton of cap room and if he was the best available FA at that position that several teams had a need for and were bidding over. This would not be the case next year.

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Because if they try to franchise him next year all he has to do is not sign the contract and then hold out and Denver will have to give him everything he wants or go into the season without him.
Show me a quote from Clady or his agent that even hints at a holdout being a possibility. Many sign the franchise tag right away and don't hold out. They may b**** about it, but they sign it and report. Holdouts are extremely rare and are usually only done by more seasoned vets who have larger bank accounts that can absorb all that time without pay. You are simply conceding a worst case scenario that is actually VERY unlikely.
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