y2lamanaki Posted November 27, 2019 Author Share Posted November 27, 2019 14 minutes ago, NinerNation21 said: This 100%. For the past few weeks, I've been noticing we're hearing his name called more and more and we're getting replays of his play. I love that Jones is starting to turn into a real nice interior defender. His play is making Sheldon Day expendable. When he first came into the league, he was more of an early-down run defender only. Now, he's turning into an interior disruptor on all downs. If he can keep this up, we will be able to cut Day, which might help to free up some money to keep Armstead. Agreed on everything related to DJ Jones, but nothing with Sheldon Day. These are two different positions except in emergency. DJ Jones/Jullian Taylor play the same position. Kentavius Street/Kevin Givens help make Sheldon Day expendable next year. Also, Day is a free agent next year. There's no money to be freed up from him unless you are referring to not giving him an offer in free agency and thereby saving that amount. In that case, I do agree. Sheldon Day we can let walk. For as much as Sportrac can be considered salary cap/contract gospel, it might not be as hard as we all think to keep Armstead. I gave him Trey Flowers exact contact, restructured Garoppolo's contract (effectively guaranteeing that he is our guy through 2021 at least), cut Goodwin/McKinnon, and viola - Arik Armstead has a 5-year contract at Trey Flowers numbers (guaranteeing he will be here through at least 2022). Not only that, but I brought back all the ERFAs, rendered Breida with a 2nd and Bourne/Elijah Lee with original round tenders, gave Emmanuel Sanders Golden Tate's contract (guaranteed he will be around through 2021), I gave Ward a 2 year deal with 8 mil/year and $10m in bonuses, and I extended Buckner with the Fletcher Cox's contract. And we have $3M to spare. Now, as I alluded, it's only as accurate as an Internet salary cap calculator can be, and there will likely be some inflation on contract numbers, but it is definitely doable. And there's enough 2021 cap space to extend Kittle, Witherspoon, and DJ Jones. I just didn't bother with it yet. My plan in this universe would be to focus on franchising Kittle in 2021 to work on a long-term extension. I think the two key reality moves we need to make are restructuring Garoppolo (and thus committing to him for at least two more years) and extending Buckner. That last part is especially key. If we can get Buckner extended before March, we can get rid of his big 2020 cap hit - we can have his new contract have a low base salary for 2020 and he'll more than make up the difference in signing bonus. What it's doing is committing that the core of Garoppolo/Sanders/Armstead/Buckner isn't going anywhere for 2-3 years regardless of play/injury. Aside from Sanders, and that's only due to age, I have no qualms with that. 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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