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Should the Carolina Panthers extend Diontae Johnson?


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22 minutes ago, ForJimmy said:

If we are stuck worried about how much we have to pay him next year, it should mean a lot of good things happened on offense. 

And if we're in the opposite situation, we're not committed to paying him if he's this season's DJ Chark.

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Pittsburgh didn't let him go because Mike Tomlin thought the guy was almost ready to hit his peak. Let's have the guy play some actual games for us. Let's not have a second Sanders on our roster soaking up the bucks and producing nothing for it.

 

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22 minutes ago, Khyber53 said:

Pittsburgh didn't let him go because Mike Tomlin thought the guy was almost ready to hit his peak. Let's have the guy play some actual games for us. Let's not have a second Sanders on our roster soaking up the bucks and producing nothing for it.

 

Obviously not all trades end up being equal, but the Steelers were willing to part with this guy for an expiring Donte Jackson.  I think its important to keep that in mind.

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Extending a guy that has something to prove will then give him little reason to then prove anything. Didn’t anyone learn anything from Robbie Anderson? This team needs to stop it with the desperation moves.

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On 6/13/2024 at 5:11 PM, CamWhoaaCam said:

So in other words don't extend him now wait until he balls out. Then pay him too dollar in the off-season after his big season.

 

Thank goodness some people aren't GM's in real life.

 

Extend him now we get him for fair value. This guy is clearly talented. He's going to ball out and we will have to overpay if we wait. When you bring in a talented WR you sign him right away.

 

 

You act so smart.  He won't sign an extension now. 

Thanks for your condescending bullshit. 

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On 6/14/2024 at 11:40 AM, Khyber53 said:

Pittsburgh didn't let him go because Mike Tomlin thought the guy was almost ready to hit his peak. Let's have the guy play some actual games for us. Let's not have a second Sanders on our roster soaking up the bucks and producing nothing for it.

 

It's not rare for players to hit their peak after a trade. Diggs, Brown and Hill in recent memory.

 

 

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This dudes videos/takes are so dumb. I remember one vid titled “why is Bryce young so polarizing” ummm because he’s the starting QB of an NFL team maybe? 

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I'm not sure he's even worth signing to an extension at any point, even if he has a solid season.

He turns 28 in a couple of weeks and has ONE 1,000 season in his career with better QB play than Bryce (and better coaching as well).

He's a solid player, but fact remains that probably the best team at recognizing WR talent in the last 10-15 years, decided he wasn't someone they wanted to keep around.  I'd rather overpay for a better player in the offseason, and/or use our first rounder next year on a 21 year old WR with truly elite potential to pair with Legette.

I like the trade to get us a solid WR option this year, but extending him now just makes absolutely no sense, it's the same problem we've had for the last decade, overpaying for average to slightly above average players.

We aren't contenders this year and short of some absolute miracle happening, we won't be contenders for the following couple seasons either.  So why in the world does anyone think signing a 28 year old without a single elite season in his 5 year career is a smart move?

We're not going to be contenders with a 30 or 31 year old Deontae Johnson making 25+ million a season, that's just asinine to think it's a smart move, even with a rising cap.

I'd rather overpay a Aiyuk or Higgins by $7-10 million a season next offseason than pay Johnson a fair market contract.  Or try to trade for someone like DK Metcalf next offseason, who I don't think gets a new deal in Seattle, it's why they drafted JSN.

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3 hours ago, csx said:

It's not rare for players to hit their peak after a trade. Diggs, Brown and Hill in recent memory.

 

 

All 3 of those guys were traded because it was time to give them monster extensions that their previous team wasn’t willing or able to give them, not because they weren’t reaching their potential.

Terrible comparisons to Johnson’s situation 

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8 hours ago, RJK said:

This dudes videos/takes are so dumb. I remember one vid titled “why is Bryce young so polarizing” ummm because he’s the starting QB of an NFL team maybe? 

His arguments weren’t really clear, He said traded for Corral which he was a drafted player. Though we did trade up. = confused, unclear. 

Then there was the contention that had no gray area, he was franchise or bust - no in between. Which is really what is the most likely outcome. Maddening mediocrity. 

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