Key Additions: Alex Smith ($23.5M), Paul Richardson ($8M), Orlando Scandrick ($3.5M), Pernell McPhee ($1.8M) Continue reading 2018 Free Agency Review: Redskins »
Key Additions: WR Terrelle Pryor ($6M), DE Terrell McClain ($5.3M), DE Stacy McGee ($5M), S DJ Swearinger ($4.5M), DT Ziggy Hood ($1.3M) Continue reading Free Agency Review: Washington Redskins »
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Redskins have signed tight end Jordan Reed to a 5 year, $50 million contract extension. If that is indeed the base value of the contract and not an incentivized amount, Reed will now become tied with Jimmy Graham for highest paid tight end in the NFL with a $10 million per year average and a significantly higher number than the recent extensions for the Travis Kelce’s and Zach Ertz’ of the world who came in around $9 million a season. Continue reading Jordan Reed Signs $50 million Extension with Redskins »
Current Estimated 2016 Cap Space: -$5.9 Million
Expected 2016 Cap Space: $39.4 million
Estimated Rookie Cap: $5.787 million
The investment in quarterback is the biggest investment a team makes. A mistake in judgement often sets a team back three years if not more. Teams usually get stuck chasing the potential of a player and the sunk costs of the contract. This was one of the big reasons for the push in the last CBA negotiations to eliminate the uncapped rookie systems. Teams would be stuck with big money players, typically quarterbacks, eating large percentages of the salary cap and budget who were failures. But teams would chase that investment trying over and over again to find a way to make it work. That is really the heart of the matter when looking at a contract offer for Kirk Cousins.
Every year we all think we can predict what’s going to happen to our favorite NFL team, our division rivals, and the teams led by our favorite players that aren’t on our local team; and every year we end up looking back on the season wondering how whatever happened, happened. The Redskins are probably the best example of this as we all had the Cowboys, Eagles or Giants winning the NFC East, while the Redskins seemed to be the ones with the biggest drama as RG3 was benched before the season for the unproven Kirk Cousins.
The news of Ryan Kerrigan’s extension with Washington kind of got lost in the shuffle of all the Seahawks news last week, but today we got the details of Kerrigan’s extension and can give the contract a bit of a closer look. It’s an important contract because it helps fill a void for the 34 pass rusher market that never developed this offseason the way people like myself expected it to. So let’s look at the particulars of the contract.