DavidSeven wrote:Tate isn't on Cruz's level in terms of national recognition or on-field production. I don't think you can really gauge what Tate will earn based on what Cruz got. I mean, it will certainly be less, but hard to say by how much. I think somewhere in the $5M/year range might be a reasonable estimate, but that's assuming he improves this year. It could really go either way.
I think that it's definitely a datapoint to gauge the WR market in general.
If Victor Cruz is worth 8M/yr right now, that helps us figure out where a lesser-known, lesser accomplished WR might fall in that same market.
But I agree with you that any guesses on what Tate will earn will vary quite a bit based on this year's performance from him.