Originally Posted by Bacchus
That's all fine and dandy but that doesn't mean Denver couldn't have had Doom this year. If they would have kept him on the team this year they still would have plenty of cap room, given more time they could have traded him this coming off-season and the cap hit would have been much less if they had waited.
It wasn't like Elvis went out in FA and got a better deal than what Denver had originally offered him
He received a more than fair market value offer in Denver, a leadership role and what looks like a better shot at Lombardi. Elway had Elvis' league wide value spot on but Elvis didn't want to be here.
Had he done something worthwhile in the playoff game I'm sure he would have had more leverage with Denver during his negotiating period but
I'm not giving a guy an extra $2MM when half his sacks came on the 1st play or at /near the end of the game in garbage time.