^ AP carried his team, when has Doom ever done that? There lies the difference. Are the Vikings a playoff team without AP? Hell no. Are we a playoff team without Doom last year? I would bet yes we are.
Also Cliff Avril is only making 3.75 million dollars next season.
As part of his deal with the Seahawks, Avril received a $4.5 million signing bonus and has a $1.5 million base salary in 2013 that is fully guaranteed for a first-year cap hit of $3.75 million. That cap number currently places him outside of the Top 10 cap numbers on the 2013 Seahawks, where he's nestled in between right tackle Breno Giacomini ($4.25 million) and left guard Paul McQuistan ($3.375 million).
Is Doom worth more then that? Yes he is. Is he worth 4.25 million dollars more then that a year? Meh, maybe. I bet you anything Avril is cut next year before this kicks in..
Avril is due a $7 million base salary in 2014, $5 million of which is currently guaranteed for injury only. On the fifth day of the 2014 waiver period, which begins the day after Super Bowl XLVIII, the $5 million in base salary will become fully guaranteed. Avril's cap number in 2014 is currently scheduled to be $9.25 million.
As for the Bills over paying for Williams that is their dumbass deal. Which is what Elway was trying to get rid of with Dooms big ass contract.