Last year the Cowboys extended Tyron Smith to a contract worth $12.2 million a season that was the new standard bearer for the position. However, when looked at much closer, it really wasnt the market mover many thought as the Cowboys negotiated a contract that would trail Joe Thomas of the Browns in every key metric. While […]
The NFL has a number of reserve lists for players who miss time, the most prominent of which is injured reserve. So often every year we hear about how injured teams were and how they have so many players on IR, but sometimes that doesn’t always tell the full story. Sometimes a team has a […]
There are not many ways for a player to get the attention of his team when he is looking for a new contract so the best way is to hold out. So I wanted to look at the reasons things sometimes come to this and where the current players likely stand.
Historically, Offensive Guard has been one of the least recognized positions in football. However, over the last two seasons, the Guard Market in the NFL has been “Boomin’.” Per Jason Fitzgerald’s article in March detailing Market Movement, six contracts signed by Guards in 2017 were high enough to be valued in the top 10 at […]
Jason gave an excellent breakdown of NFL rosters last night as we prepare for the beginning of the 2017 NFL season. In turn, as a complement I thought I’d give a quick overview of OTC’s texture page, and provide a quick list of 32 observations, one for each team. You are encouraged to make your […]
So there has been a great deal of talk this week about rookies being underpaid. I think it came out from a really good article by Mike Freeman and later our buddy Chase Stuart chimed in on the topic as well with some good input. Ive written about the benefits derived from the draft before […]
Today it was reported that the Broncos would not be picking up left tackle Russell Okung’s four year contract option. That comes as no surprise but it once again opened up the discussion about Okung’s decision to negotiate his own contract. For those who were highly critical of the contract this gave a good opportunity […]