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#30 : December 20, 2012, 09:05:49 AM

Starting to wonder if all the Freeman apologists realize there is real-world risk in keeping this guy.

Many seem to think there are no consequences to keeping Freeman, giving the excuse, "Well, there's nobody better out there".

This isn't a matter of flipping a coin on keeping him or dumping him after his contract is up. This is a HUGE financial decision for the Glazers/front office.

Do you think their stance is, "Meh, let's throw him $50 million. There's nobody better out there."

Money will have a lot to do with this decision.

Many seem to forget about the consequence of NOT making a desicion THIS offseason, as if we do not lose anything next year.

After 2013 we will not get as much for trading Freeman, we will have to match the offers he would get as a FA which might make us overpay him. We will get nothing for letting him walk, should we not find a trade partner or not franchise tag him. Right now, Freeman will not be worth 18+ for 2014. He did not  show to be worth this much money after 4 years, why do some believe he will do next year?

Waiting until next year just works if Freeman plays great, proving to be the guy. Just so many seem to have doubts about this to happen.
Waiting just ensures to not have an average/bad QB called Freeman, while not even getting a 7th rounder for trading him NOW and the risk still end up with a M Sanchez of the NFL draft.
Next year we will have to pay more to keep Freeman, IF we want to after 2013. And i'm not talking about a top5 QB requesting top5 money, i'm talking about a top10-15 QB requesting to get paid similar kind of money we would get as a FA, with a franchise tag(18+) as our only option to make him stay. Just a top10-15 QB is NOT woth a franchise tag.

VALUE will have a lot to do with this decision and this decision has to be made THIS offseason, when he still has VALUE.

Indy got Luck while still having Peyton under contract. How does a big contract to an above average QB hurt your chances to get a nice replacement? And how does letting him walk, maybe for nothing, increase your chacnces here?

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#31 : December 20, 2012, 02:11:51 PM

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