yeah that's actually the definition of an eye to the future. a try out. meaning you'd play in the future.
Really? I googled it and couldn't find any of that. If they truly were looking to the future, you'd hsve thought they would have locked him up while relatively inexpensive.
yeah actually it was the biggest contract ever given to someone being brought in to backup a starter but dont let the facts get in the way of a good story, unless you think 6.2 mil over 2 plus 2mil of incentives isn't big for David Carr.
You seem to forget that the Bucs (Gruden) was collecting QBs that year. They had Sims under contract costing more than we paid Carr, traded for Plummer though he refused to play and signed Garcia for 5 mill per year. At least 2 of those guys are sitting at costs higher than what you call the "biggest contract ever given to someone being brought in to backup a starter". That cut the supply and along with other teams in need of backups, drove the cost up.
the point is that the only thing arguing pro bowl births are good for is a means to identify dipshits whose points don't deserve consideration. they're stupid as hell to talk about because there's no way to objectively compare players and a popularity contest is the lowest turd in the poo barrel.
Then you really don't have a point, you have an opinion. Your opinion is that the pro-bowl is a popularity contest. Owners, Players and agents view it differently otherwise, there would not be 7 figure bonuses tied to it.
what the f**k does that have to do with what they did in the market 3 years later?
which defensive tackle got a bigger deal in 2006?
Are you seriously stating that any of those 290# pass rushing DTs could fill the role of the run plugger we wanted in the middle? That supply was shorter than tthe QBs. We paid for what we wanted.