I think the hires of Townsend (CBs) and T Williams along the DL as a nice jumping off point. Clearly something was a bit off with Bly and how the guys were responding, as I’ve never witnessed so many CBs get caught looking into the backfield- EVER. At times it was like Sutton had forgotten all fundamentals completely.
—Re-Sign: I think we need to be a bit careful here. Last year many wanted Swaggy back (me too) and would have overpaid (Holmes too), but thankfully greed got in the way. Charles Harris, Romeo, Big V, Tracy Walker, I Buggs, K Raymond, Comish, AA, and J Reynolds are all guys this regime has chosen to re-up, or keep at a detrimental cap hit and or roster spot. Only AA, Raymond and Reynolds have come close to playing to their “new deals” and going 3 for 9 is far from optimal with one’s own players. I get the Big V thing wasn’t them, but I hate we used a roster spot last year, and while we did restructure his hit down, we still owe plenty THIS year, after a fair amount last year for about 200 snaps in his last 51 games on our cap!
J Jackson: 1 year 8M is a bit more than a prove it deal, but not a huge commitment to keep stability
G Glasgow: 2 years 13M with 6M guaranteed in a deal that lets him retire here…
J Reynolds: 2 yrs 10M with 5M guaranteed. This moves secures our WR3/4 spots with Raymond and continuity, but leaves financial room to draft for upside.
Ceedy: 2 years 17M with 8M guaranteed
JRM: 1 year 3M
K Vildor: 1 year 2M
That’s 25M of our 45M in “free agent” cap space for 24’
——Restructure: Comish and Walker each take 2M and 4M hits respectively… still earn above market for their roles.
…… these moves put us at around 37 players under contract that are likely to make the depth chart.
—— Free Agency:
Danielle Hunter: 3 years 66M with 42M guaranteed. Can you imagine the Bears signing him and the drafting Maye and Harrison Jr? This is THE move of our 2 year back to back SB run! By 2026 we can get out with very little pain. 24’ hit 15M
S Murphy Bunting- Detroit kid with experience inside and in slot. Crazy RAS score, and length and speed we sorely lack. 2 years 10M with year one hit of 3.5M
TJ Tampa- size and speed at CB, ability for man or zone. I prefer Q Mitchell here, but don’t see him falling.
Ruke Orhoroho- violent hands, great burst, and consistent production behind the LOS for a guy newer to the game. Could be a great 3T.
Jarrian Jones- if he tests well I can’t see him falling this far, but all mock sims do so….?
Javon Foster- swing tackle and maybe RT of the future?
Javion Cohen- I like him as a LG option sitting behind Jonah for a year before taking the reins.
C Johnson- could be a nice size/speed option and red zone threat to battle as WR4/5-
Kalen DeLoach- nickel backer, ST maven and direct replacement for JRM
Josh Karty- booming leg