Because if we have to tag cam it will only delay the inevitable. If you have to tag Cam, he is not your franchise QB any longer and not worth the money it would cost to tag him. He has no future on the team. Franchise QB's make that much money because a team can plan their entire offense around them long term. Paying a QB that much money for just a season or two is a recipe for many, many losing seasons to come when there are such obvious needs elsewhere.
Better to make him the best offer you can make. If he chooses to go elsewhere, thats on him. You take the money you would have paid him and invest in areas of need.
I agree with this.
But I don't think he's going anywhere.
Note: I'm not very smart and am usually wrong (according to my wife)
I'm just going off 25 years of Charlotte pro sports that tells me the only superstar we've ever been able to resign was Steve Smith. Literally all others left in their prime or right after their prime with plenty of good years left.
Everyone is a genius when they're pointing out everything they think GMan has done wrong. But not a single one of you can say what should have been done differently with respect to our available cap, FAs available, and drafting position.
When was my first post (ThinkAboutIt)? This isn't the only site where anything can be said. Chris McClain's inbox at WFNZ is full of my emails about it, not that I'm posting any of them.
Baseless opinions are irrelevant. The fact is Gettleman has not made the Offensive line a priority. A line made up mostly of undrafted linemen is evidence of that fact.
The fact is GMan didn't reach for any linemen that he would either have to overpay for a short term solution or who he didn't believe were any better than what he thought we had. He was wrong about the talent, we all see that. But you're sitting here saying he neglected to help the line because he wants Cam to fail and you're saying that is a fact and anyone who disagrees with you is a moron. WHAT????
Gettleman would obviously prefer that he does. No intelligent person can be convinced that Gettleman wouldn't have done anything he could to build up the offensive line AS HIS FIRST PRIORITY if Andrew Luck was his QB.
Look around Cam. The Panthers don't think you're the guy since your protection IS NOT A PRIORITY.
My God....people really honestly believe poo like this.