AgentDib wrote:On the other hand, TE is the position we have the least value in terms of effectiveness per dollar. The real question here is "are we comfortable with McCoy or Morrah as the #1 in 2014?" and my answer to that is no. As a result, value will be the main incentive for us to address this position in the draft (and/or UDFA) with a high value rookie if one is BPA for a given pick. We could have two rookies make the 53 man this year and provide enough competition for Miller in 2014 that we feel comfortable asking him to restructure.
According to spotrac.com, Zach Miller has the 7th highest average salary for a TE in 2013... even though his cap hit is $11M, which is entirely on the Seahawks since they felt that 2013 was the best year to absorb a lot of Miller's contract.
Zach's average salaries for 2014 and 2015 will be the 5th highest for a TE... at least at this point in time.
I don't see the Hawks asking Miller to take a pay cut. Asking him to restructure doesn't make much sense either as the team still has cap space for 2013 and this is the year that Miller eats a lot of cap space.
And after this year, he's due no more guaranteed money and he only represents $2M in dead money after this year... and only $1M after 2014.