We didnt exactly offer tolbert the most money either, but he wanted to play for a winner.
It comes down to does Monroe want to become Bradys b*tch on a terrible team whose locker room is the most scrutinized place on the planet or for a team that cant offer him as much $$$$ but can offer him a chance to play on a very good team.
Tolbert wanted to come back to NC because it is his home. We weren't a winner when he signed here. The same cannot be said for Monroe. He played college ball at Virginia and highschool football in New Jersey. He has no ties here to make him want to take a discount. He will make a lot of money and it likely won't be here. I would love to have him but it's looking more and more likely that we can't afford him.