There has been a ton of post today with a ton of ideas about what we need to do with our #1 pick and our current quarterback, David Carr. I for one would like some basic information cleared up so we can all have an informed decisions. Some of this information is scattered out throughout this message board, but frankly, there is too much clutter to extract the good information. Please do not speculate! The answers may not be as clear cut as you may think. If you do not KNOW the answers, please don’t post on this thread. Links to supporting data would be nice. For simplicity sake, I am going to use the Jets as an opposing team in a trade. Scenario: We exercise the option and pay DC $8 million bonus. Then trade him to Jets for a draft pick and $8 million. What effect does that have on our cap? Are there compensatory picks in our future? What happens to the Jets cap? Scenario: Same as before except the Texans only get $4 million instead of $8. Same questions. Scenario: We just don't exercise the option. Let DC become a FA and negotiate for him to stay on 1 more year with a $2 million signing bonus and a $2 million salary. What does this do to the Texans cap? Scenario: Before the option expires, the Texans trade DC to the Jets for a draft pick. The Jets exercise the option and pay DC $8 million. Again, same questions.