Hunter Henry just got $12.5 million annual average. His first three years were not dramatically different from Gesicki's if you look at the stats.
If Miami lets Gesicki walk they'll probably get a 3rd Round Comp pick. They aren't going to get better than that for a guy on an expiring deal right now, but maybe they flip him for a legit running back or linebacker plus a pick (lets say conditional picks).
Sports agents have done everything in their power to make tenured roster building impossible. 2001-2019 New England is the most enigmatic team in any sport I can think of so I will call them specifically the exception to the rule when I say we won’t be seeing dynastic rosters being built up like they did in the 60s-90s maybe ever again. When your all time franchise QB has a spouse that earns more than he does I’d say that’s a beautiful recipe for the cap being less of a headache. Gisele is the reason NE was able to build up those teams she deserves more credit!
In other words, agents are homewreckers. There should be no universe where Gesicki eats up over $10,000,000 of the salary cap pie. You notice how almost every position on the field is being argued as a premium role nowadays? Everybody but the FB and RB ‘deserves’ to eat up at least 10% of the cap well beyond their means of actually producing all they have to do in most cases is just be a serviceable player nothing outstanding. So many of these athletes get that juicy excess fat inked onto their contract to the overall roster’s detriment but that’s the poison management has to choose when dealing with such a mercenary player mentality.
I understand the insane amount of profit the Owners earn and that the cash has to trickle down below them somewhere, Ross isn’t a kingpin, but with a strict salary cap teams need to be as financially conscious as possible to glue a roster of 53 together all the way up thru February.
I hope Davie has patience with Flores building his roster withstanding him falling flat on his face. Regimes need time. Especially when they are dealing with slightly above average players demanding an unreasonable slice of that locker room cheddar.
Giselle should be standing right beside Brady when they inevitably erect that life size bronze statue of him outside Foxboro stadium. Now that I think about it, Flores needs to pimp Tua out into some celebrity dating circles. The cap may depend on it. It pays to think outside the box!