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Old 12-30-2013   #1049
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Default Re: Manziel

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Originally Posted by TexansSeminole View Post
Do you expect his cap hit/salary to be higher on his next contract?

In other words, is feasible for us to have both he and a #1 overall OT on the roster going forward?
Nope. He's 28 now, and will be about 31 by the time he's up for a new deal. Only problem is that the deal is heavily backloaded, which means he will need to be cut, or negotiate an extension in the future. He will have a lot of leverage over the team in those discussions if he's still playing at a high level. It could turn into another AJ type deal, where we just keep extending and restructuring him because the cap will require that.

Yeah, it's feasible to have a 1st round RT. It's not a good use of salary cap IMO, but it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. We are going to use about the same amount of money on whomever we pick. Having ~14m a year dedicated to the OT spots seems like a bit much to me.
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