Originally Posted by Ronnie Tsunami
I'd have no qualms with the brass upstairs making Von the highest paid OLB in the NFL the second after we hoist the Lombardi *hopefully* (knocks on wood)
Huh? This makes no sense.
Why would you make someone the highest paid at their position two years before their contract is up? The one and only reason to lock someone up early is to save money on them. Not pay more. It literally makes zero sense.
It's like the Clady situation. Enjoy getting great returns on the rookie contract for as long as you can, because you're never going to get that kind of performance for chump change again. Once they start making the big bucks, they'll never go back to making less if they're anywhere near their prime.
Why pay more than you have to?