Kensat30 wrote:If there is one guy in Seattle that needs to be franchised, it's Jones.
Franchising Jones year after year is what got them in this current mess. They have had to pay him top LT salary the last 3 years going on 4 which is enormous. It's like $7M a year in base salary. If they had locked him up a few seasons ago, his cap hit would be friendly and they could afford to keep both Hass and SA NOW.
I guess it depends on what the Seattle front office wants to do. They could completely blow up the team, let the high price guys and coaches go and start over fresh. Personally, I'd sign Jones and let SA go. RB is a young man's profession and SA will be 28 next season. Given the price he will command, it's better to let him walk and see what you have with backups and maybe try to get a 2nd round steal in 2005. I wouldn't let Hass walk unless he was trying to get too much money. I think he'd be fine, but Seattle needs a combination of Engram and K-Rob rolled into one WR. If they want to win next year, they can't expect to get that in the draft and hope a guy like Joe Horn or Isaac Bruce becomes available because of cap concerns.