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This is why Leveon was right, never play on the tag unless maybe you're a QB.

He did bank $16M guaranteed this year. He’ll lose some value but should still be ok. His agent was looking for Bosa/Garrett type money and Steelers were offering LB money apparently.
 

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Still rooting for him, and as a big Russ fan glad to see Seattle “adding” JG instead of Antonio for the playoff run. I think he’s more cooked than not, but it wouldn’t shock me if he had a little left in the tank. I’m picturing Moss on the 9ers but a little better, which would not be insignificant.
 

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Great tweet... really funny comment about Brady though... "...2 Super Bowl rings and a chance to play with the coldest QB ever to play the game in TB!"

What do we suppose that means?
 

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Great tweet... really funny comment about Brady though... "...2 Super Bowl rings and a chance to play with the coldest QB ever to play the game in TB!"

What do we suppose that means?
I think it's cold like "stone cold killer."
 

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Woof, had to do it, but Wentz has a $128M contract that hasn't even started yet. That's definitely the worst contract in the league
He's 27, has shown some sustained flashes of elite talent.

There's not a fit, right? With Philly subsidizing a large portion of the contract? It's a stupid idea....right?
 

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He's 27, has shown some sustained flashes of elite talent.

There's not a fit, right? With Philly subsidizing a large portion of the contract? It's a stupid idea....right?
Fact is, Philly cannot ask for much if they try to trade Wentz. So a team could get him for a song, albeit an expensive song.
 

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Fact is, Philly cannot ask for much if they try to trade Wentz. So a team could get him for a song, albeit an expensive song.
I think Philly needs to give something up to get off the money
 

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I think Philly needs to give something up to get off the money
Mauf and I were going over this in the game thread and I am not a salary cap aficionado but it looked to me like they don't take a cap hit if they trade Wentz before June (they get like a cap increase of 800l) but if they cut him, they take an approximately 58 trillion dollar cap hit.

But I could just as easily be reading it wrong. The salary cap baffles me.
 

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Yeah a $25M a year song, that's a pretty big gamble to take for a team
Is it? Jimmy G makes almost 28 million a year. Wentz is talented, it's just that Philly is a mess and he needs a fresh start. I don't think it's an insane gamble for a team that doesn't have a QB.
 

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Mauf and I were going over this in the game thread and I am not a salary cap aficionado but it looked to me like they don't take a cap hit if they trade Wentz before June (they get like a cap increase of 800l) but if they cut him, they take an approximately 58 trillion dollar cap hit.

But I could just as easily be reading it wrong. The salary cap baffles me.
But the new team would have to pay Wentz, right? They might need something to do that.
 

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Mauf and I were going over this in the game thread and I am not a salary cap aficionado but it looked to me like they don't take a cap hit if they trade Wentz before June (they get like a cap increase of 800l) but if they cut him, they take an approximately 58 trillion dollar cap hit.

But I could just as easily be reading it wrong. The salary cap baffles me.
Not exactly trillion dollar, but it is an unreasonably high cut cost for this offseason of $59M, putting them over $80M over the cap. Trading him would result in some cap savings, but they'd still be likely to have to cut some really important players. Citation from the Philly Inquirer:

"If they shop Wentz before his roster bonus kicks in, he’d count for $33.8 million in dead money for next season but it would save the team the $25.4 million cap hit. It would still be difficult to maneuver the lower salary cap, but, according to Over the Cap writer Jason Fitzgerald, there’s a way to do it, although it’s a lengthy one that involves trading or cutting Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Marquis Goodwin, Derek Barnett, and Zach Ertz. It would also require restructuring deals with several players, including Fletcher Cox and Darius Slay."

 

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Is it? Jimmy G makes almost 28 million a year. Wentz is talented, it's just that Philly is a mess and he needs a fresh start. I don't think it's an insane gamble for a team that doesn't have a QB.
I mean, Jimmy G has a lot less guaranteed money left, and I don't think, guys who are going to get cut because their contract is untenable is the comparison you make when trading for a guy.
 

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Wentz has played terribly this season. No doubt. But I believe he's still a very, very good QB and will show that again. Heck just last season he carried a bunch of no-name clowns into the playoffs.

The Eagles surrounding cast has gotten old and injured fast, and there's been very little in terms of reinforcements from the draft. This is a failure on multiple levels but I place the blame mostly on the front office.
 

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I mean, Jimmy G has a lot less guaranteed money left, and I don't think, guys who are going to get cut because their contract is untenable is the comparison you make when trading for a guy.
Wentz is much better than Jimmy G, in my opinion. He is surrounded by absolute garbage and has a horrendous coaching staff, too. One that cannot overcome any injuries. I think teams will go for Wentz.

Put Wentz on the Niners, and they probably win the super bowl last year.
 

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Wentz is much better than Jimmy G, in my opinion. He is surrounded by absolute garbage and has a horrendous coaching staff, too. One that cannot overcome any injuries. I think teams will go for Wentz.

Put Wentz on the Niners, and they probably win the super bowl last year.
probably, though it's honestly in the Eagles' best interest to just keep him on the bench for a year, then he's what 3 years from being good with a long injury history and not that much sustained success
 

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probably, though it's honestly in the Eagles' best interest to just keep him on the bench for a year, then he's what 3 years from being good with a long injury history and not that much sustained success
Economically he's got 2021 guaranteed salary that's worth offloading if they can find a taker. It'll be tough to fit the dead money in the 2021 cap, but their 2021 cap is gonna be a mess no matter what.
 

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Networks giving away ad spots:

a large amount of the remaining commercial time available in games is being given to marketers as compensation for the underperformance so far, leaving little ad time that can be sold in the final quarter of the season. Such so-called make-good commercials are given if a network underdelivers on the audience it promised an advertiser.

NFL games provide TV’s most in-demand and expensive ad inventory, because they regularly gather the largest live audiences at a time of increasing audience fragmentation.

But this year, NFL ratings have taken a hit as pandemic-related postponements have pushed some games to less desirable times and the coronavirus has sidelined some star players. Unexpected competition from other sports leagues whose seasons were delayed from earlier in the year also has taken a toll on ratings.
WSJ
 

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Obviously there’s a lot of legitimate suffering as well but there’s something poetic about the pandemic forcing oil companies and the NFL to beg people to buy their product.
 

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Obviously there’s a lot of legitimate suffering as well but there’s something poetic about the pandemic forcing oil companies and the NFL to beg people to buy their product.
The article makes it sound like the other sports leagues are doing worse. Still it's a real bad time to have declining ratings.
 

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Hall of Famer Kevin Greene has passed away at age 58. He was awesome to watch in the 90s for the Rams, Steelers and Panthers (also had a brief stint with the 49ers). I was surprised he did not become a full time pro wrestler as he was pretty good in WCW in 96/97.
 

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Definitely feel bad for the guy but if this is a real setback (rather than missing or forgetting a minor formality) you have to believe his NFL career is over.
 

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Is there a bigger non-story than JuJu dancing on the team's logo? Talk about a story for lizard-brained neanderthals.
 

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Is there a bigger non-story than JuJu dancing on the team's logo? Talk about a story for lizard-brained neanderthals.
I think the only reason that it is a story is that shortly thereafter he got fabulously de-cleated. Had that not happened, it would have remained a TikTok thing only.