Mitchell was a very pleasant surprise for the Panthers. He played well, made some mistakes, but over all had a good year for us. If he wants to take a bunch of money from Washington, by all means.
Was he a revelation? I don't think so. Was he very good? Yes. Is he ultimately replaceable? I think so. Our D starts with the Front 7. I think that we'll see that again next year that the our Front 7 will do enough to make whoever is playing safety for us look reasonably good. I'd love to have Mitchell's leaderships and attitude back, because it helped to fire up the rest of the defense. But at the same time, the Kracken is getting paid a large bucket of money..he needs to inspire the rest of the guys along with Johnson.