His option wasn't picked up yet AFAIK. The option amount is fairly high for QBs, something like 24 million. 2022 would be the option year so you could scrap the option year for some cap savings in 2022 and 2023. 2024 would probably be full price against the cap and 2025/2026 would be a cut/restructure year depending on how long the deal is/how you structure it.
Are the two choices monster extension and no extension? Because if you put a gun to my head and make me pick between the two I'd go for no extension. But if he's open to a shorter extension (similar to deshaun watson, maybe 5 years on paper with 4 years effective length) then I'm definitely listening. I have no problem signing him through the years that would take him to his 2 tag years, especially if it gets us some cap savings.
Yep, you're right, I do now remember reading that Elias said he would like to have two GCL teams when discussing losing a current team. Unless I missed it though, I haven't heard it officially yet though. Guess I can check.
I already said why it’s foolish in several different posts.
1). There’s no hurry
2). He hasn’t shown to be good enough
3) I want to see how he does with better weapons and a better system
To name a few...
As I have said, this version of Lamar is not worth a monster extension. I just can’t fathom how anyone can believe that to be the case unless your goal is to not win titles.
I think he can become the player who is worth the extension but he has to show it first. I’m not going to just assume that he will be that guy.
BtW, your reasoning was why you sign him to that extension instead of franchising him. I’m not saying I am for franchising him(and you have TWO more seasons before you have to think about doing this anyway), I am saying that because you have that in your back pocket, there isn’t an immediate hurry to sign him. You have him under your control for a while. So, make him prove that he is worth that extension.