it all depends on what you want to pay the guy.
right now you could sign him to a deal similar to what dumervil got which would have been super low for a good DE any other year, but near the top in todays market.
3/24/2013: Signed a five-year, $26 million contract. The deal contains $8.5 million guaranteed -- a $7.5 million signing bonus and Dumervil's first-year salary. Another $9 million is available through escalators and incentives. 2013: $1 million, 2014: $1 million (+ $3.5 million option bonus), 2015-2016: $4 million, 2017: $5 million, 2018: Free Agent
last year cliff avril turned down a 3 year/$50mil deal cause he thought he could do better if he held out. he had to settle for a two year, $13mil deal. he wasnt counting on it being the buyers market that it is and next years looking like more of the same...or worse for players.
if hardy was handed a deal like dumervil got he'd be crazy to turn it down, even if its pale compared to johnson's.