Originally Posted by baja
You are not going to trick any agent to sign a sweet deal just because it's early, they know the worth of their clients.
This. We tried getting Clady to sign an early extension and he chose not to bend on the numbers knowing that free agency was right around the corner. The NFL is more volatile than the MLB with far greater risk for injury. But you second contract is where you make your money. Players aren't going to be inclined to give us enough of a discount to make it worth giving up the last cost controlled year of their rookie deal.