2014 Market Set For Star CornerbacksMarch 3rd, 2014
Last offseason was a bizarre one for cornerbacks. Free agent corners scored nowhere near the cash they had in previous years, yet injured Darrelle Revis landed a whopper of a payday from former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik.
Revis got $16 million a season while his peers were signing for one-third as much.
Today, NFL.com reported that Dolphins CB Brent Grimes (a Pro Bowler last season and in previous years) signed a new four-year deal for $32 million, with $16 million guaranteed.
It’s a deal that set the 2014 market for corners. If you want a great one, you’re going to pay half of what Revis costs. Yes, the price has gone up at the position, but not significantly. (Look for helmet-wielding, coach-cussing, pistol-toting, cabbie-slugging Aqib Talib to find a Grimes-like deal.)
Joe points this out amid the smoke of a potential Darrelle Revis trade. ProFootballTalk.com reported that the Patriots and Broncos are eager to deal with the Bucs.
Is Revis good enough to prompt another team to pay him $16 million and give the Bucs a bounty of draft picks? Joe can’t imagine it. Bottom line: if a team wants a great cornerback, it can get one a hell of a lot cheaper.