What the fug?
Am I in the twilight zone, or something? You've got coaches, general managers and peers talking about Keek as a Top Five defender in the NFL at 23 years old (on par with Watt and Thomas) and you're not willing to pay him like such because he doesn't get 6+ sacks a season??????
Yes, let's exclude his:
- Ridiculous Football IQ and Instincts
- Sideline-to-Sideline speed
- Tackling technique
- Ability to cover RBs, TEs, WRs and scrambling QBs
- Stamina, Durability and Motor
- Leadership qualities
Just because he's not blitzing 4-5 times in a game and piling up sacks.
Yes you are in the twilight zone. All those things you listed are what ALL the TOP HIGHEST PAID DEFENDERS in the league have so what it is it else that would require us to pay him that much more money?? Kuechly definitely deserves big money not disputing that but i think its along the lines of the highest paid MLB which he deserves NOT highest paid defender. Like i just said Willis and Matthews got a good bit below that number and they are about as good as it gets.