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Steelers extend QB Ben Roethlisberger (2 years, $63 M)

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This is the likely domino that needed to fall for Rivers to ink a similar-such 2-year extension, so once the numbers come out, probably a week or so after the draft I'd expect that news to drop.

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So Rivers and Brady are next in line for an extension?

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even with this extension, it feels like the end is near. I hope it doesn't take the steelers 20+ yrs to find a good QB when ben retires in 2-3 years. :(

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Definitely going to push up the value of the QBs in the draft now.  Mahomes at $4 million or Flacco/Foles $20+ or spend $30+ for a top ten QB.  I am definitely taking the risk and going the rookie route.

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55 minutes ago, drfrey13 said:

Definitely going to push up the value of the QBs in the draft now.  Mahomes at $4 million or Flacco/Foles $20+ or spend $30+ for a top ten QB.  I am definitely taking the risk and going the rookie route.

Well that's been the plan for most, for awhile. Outside of Tom Brady who let's be real has taken a discount for years because his Wife "was" making 30+M. No one outside of Peyton making 20+M has ever won a SB.

As Great or serviceable as Rodgers, Brees, Ben, Rivers, Stafford, Ryan, Eli, Flacco, Cam, None have won Jack being the next highest paid QB in the NFL. Ben and the others to follow,  probably won't either.

At some point as rediculous  as it sounds, a Team will let thier FQB walk, and draft another with the ever growing salaries.

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1 hour ago, drfrey13 said:

Definitely going to push up the value of the QBs in the draft now.  Mahomes at $4 million or Flacco/Foles $20+ or spend $30+ for a top ten QB.  I am definitely taking the risk and going the rookie route.

You could also end up with Jamarcus Russell.

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That is waaaaay too much money for him LOL 

He's old, declining, and lost a lot of weapons. 

I don't understand why the Steelers felt a need to do this. Wasn't he under contract for another year already? 

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19 minutes ago, Nabbs4u said:

Well that's been the plan for most, for awhile. Outside of Tom Brady who let's be real has taken a discount for years because his Wife "was" making 30+M. No one outside of Peyton making 20+M has ever won a SB.

As Great or serviceable as Rodgers, Brees, Ben, Rivers, Stafford, Ryan, Eli, Flacco, Cam, None have won Jack being the next highest paid QB in the NFL. Ben and the others to follow,  probably won't either.

You do know that Tom Brady had over a 20M cap hit this past season don't you?

You do know that a QB on a  rookie wage scale has only won the super bowl once?

Cap space is the least valuable currency in the NFL. Of course finding the next great QB in the draft is the goal, but the draft capital that has to go into that search is far more significant than 15% of the salary cap.

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2 minutes ago, wackywabbit said:
20 minutes ago, Nabbs4u said:

Well that's been the plan for most, for awhile. Outside of Tom Brady who let's be real has taken a discount for years because his Wife "was" making 30+M. No one outside of Peyton making 20+M has ever won a SB.

As Great or serviceable as Rodgers, Brees, Ben, Rivers, Stafford, Ryan, Eli, Flacco, Cam, None have won Jack being the next highest paid QB in the NFL. Ben and the others to follow,  probably won't either.

You do know that Tom Brady had over a 20M cap hit this past season don't you?

You do know that a QB on a  rookie wage scale has only won the super bowl once?

Pretty sure its highlighted above. Actually twice Wilson and Flacco.

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so his caphit for 2019 remains low but in 2020 it skyrockets?

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25 minutes ago, sp6488 said:

You could also end up with Jamarcus Russell.

Jamarcus didn’t have a rookie scale for his contract so it wouldn’t kill a team to have a rookie QB who flops. 

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34 minutes ago, sp6488 said:

You could also end up with Jamarcus Russell.

Case in point, Mariota is set to make just under $21m this season.  Mahomes is an anomaly.

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