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 Post subject: Todd Gurley Resets the RB Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:55 pm 
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Adam Schefter wrote:
Rams and RB Todd Gurley finalizing agreement on a 4-year extension worth $60 million that includes $45 million guaranteed that ties him to LA for the next six seasons, source tells ESPN. Finally a deal that resets the RB market.


Translation: Bye-bye Le'veon in 2019.

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 Post subject: Re: Todd Gurley Resets the RB Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:56 pm 
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Bell should cost less. They're really going to have to consider a serious raise in cap sometime soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Gurley Resets the RB Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:58 pm 
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2017...

Gurley... YPC 4.7 TD 13 Y/R 12.3 TD 6
Bell........ YPC 4.0 TD 9 Y/R 7.7 TD 2


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Gurley Resets the RB Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:34 pm 
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plus injury and more mileage should slot Bell in somewhere under Gurley....except Bell will be an unrestricted FA.

I'd have to see what the cap looks like next year (and what Bell does this year) before committing more money to Bell. I don't think Shazier comes back, so if he doesn't that gives you quite a bit of room to work with.

Sure, use Bell's money instead to bring in a big FA on defense....problem is elite players rarely hit FA any more, and when they do they cost a premium fortune. But probably more value in overpaying some star defensive guy vs. Bell, since both are going to command FA premiums. The question is if anyone on defense will actually be available that's worth the money.

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 Post subject: Re: Todd Gurley Resets the RB Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Ice wrote:
Bell should cost less. They're really going to have to consider a serious raise in cap sometime soon.


Also, Gurley has 2 years left (counting option year) on his deal. Factor in two years of franchise tag (which Bell already got), and you're 4 years out before Gurley is hitting $14-$15M in salaries.

Not sure how to slice and dice it, but is that Gurley deal much different than the 5/$60M offered to Bell two years ago with like $30M guaranteed. You're talking 25% more total comp, but starting 4 years after Bell was offered his deal.....so I think arguably a comparable offer (ignoring that PIT bumped the total comp this year).

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 Post subject: Re: Todd Gurley Resets the RB Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:11 pm 
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It will be interesting to see what happens when the Rams need to pay their QB...

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 Post subject: Re: Todd Gurley Resets the RB Market
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Jobus Rum wrote:
It will be interesting to see what happens when the Rams need to pay their QB...


We paid AB big money while we'd been paying Ben all those years....who else do they have to pay? When you pay a franchise QB, you can still pay 8-9 guys big money. Without a franchise QB it becomes more like 10-11. A franchise QB is basically just a "double" contract and really doesn't cripple a team, not with the way the cap has been going up (you just have to draft well - not much help available in free agency, really)

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 Post subject: Re: Todd Gurley Resets the RB Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:24 pm 
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Kodiak wrote:
Jobus Rum wrote:
It will be interesting to see what happens when the Rams need to pay their QB...


We paid AB big money while we'd been paying Ben all those years....who else do they have to pay? When you pay a franchise QB, you can still pay 8-9 guys big money. Without a franchise QB it becomes more like 10-11. A franchise QB is basically just a "double" contract and really doesn't cripple a team, not with the way the cap has been going up (you just have to draft well - not much help available in free agency, really)


Aaron Donald is getting pissed. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Todd Gurley Resets the RB Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:31 pm 
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He's certainly gotta be wondering.


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 Post subject: Re: Todd Gurley Resets the RB Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:39 pm 
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jebrick wrote:
Aaron Donald is getting pissed. :D


They do have a bunch of big money contracts, but a lot of those look to be in the final year of their deal. I don't know if they can extend Donald this year or not (doesn't look like it).

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