Tepper doesn't want to weather the profit loss that would come with really starting over. Let the franchise star walk, overpay an intriguing enough replacement so that fans don't completely check out as you rebuild. I hate that this comparison keeps applying but Jordan tried the same with the Hornets.
McCaffery played a huge part too I'm sure. Runningbacks already have shortened careers and CMC may especially due to heavy usage. Full rebuild means wasting some of his best years and who knows how many we're working with.
Gotcha. It will be interesting to see how the D line is used this upcoming season. I see it being a rotation between Weatherly and Burns on one side, and the strong side being a rotation of Gross-Matos and Obada.