McGruff wrote: Recon_Hawk wrote:
DavidSeven wrote:I'm just going to copy this from the McCoy thread since no one seemed willing or able to answer:
Why do folks seem so keen on spending almost all of the $3.25 million cap saving from trading Flynn to acquire back-ups who are probably a lot worse than him (e.g. McCoy, Thigpen)? I'd honestly prefer them to use that money elsewhere or roll it over and just grab a QB in the draft.
For one, the savings is 3.25m this year & 2m next year for a total of 5.25m saved when Flynn is traded. Too many people ignore that figure and just focus on this years cap savings.
With that said, I'd prefer to do as you want to do, too; roll that cap money over into next year and draft a capable, cheap rookie backup.
The problem with that is that a "capable" rookie backup is not a guarantee in the draft. Most likely, that rookie would need a year before being forced into the spotlight unless we are looking at drafting one Day 2 (rounds 2-3), which I don't want to do.
So in conjunction to drafting a QB, it's a great addition to the roster to look at the free agent market for a capable backup, too.
A guy like McCoy or Thigpen (who will probably cost at the minimum, $1 million at most) can be that capable, experienced stopgap backup until the rookie QB is ready or at worse, we hold off on drafting a QB semi-early until next years draft.
Savings next year is closer to 5 million than 2.
Don't know how ur getting that figure.
If he plays one more year here, he'll make 7.25m with a signing bonus of 2m next year. Total of 9.25m against the two year cap for one season of play.
If he's traded, that 2m signing bonus in 2014 is added to the 2013 signing bonus of 2m equaling 4m against the 2013 cap (but zero against the cap in 2014).
So 7.25 minus 4m equals 3.25m saved in 2013 and -2 million in 2014 for a total of 5.25 m saved.
The only extra cost that should be counted against the savings of trading Flynn is the addition of a replacement QB.