Toltec wrote:I think the re-signing vets rule in this league makes it too easy to resign top guys, ensuring that the FA market never really is that great. Makes it hard for lower teams to improve other than through draft and trades... makes this seem more like a 20 man keeper rather than a salary league.
In the past, I would have agreed almost wholeheartedly, but with a few more $12M+ RB contracts driving the average through the roof I think there will have to be some protection from flooding the market in the opposite direction. Just spitballin' here, and not sure keeping NTC for re-signs is the best alternative, but we have to make sure to come up with a sustainable solution that finds a happy medium IMO.
Should some top players have to be dropped into the pool for FFA bids? Sure. But at the same time, this is a dynasty, salary cap or not, and you're not supposed to be able to go from the cellar to the top of the mountain in a year or two unless you can do precisely what you suggested as the only way to improve.
Coming from someone who took over a team with basically nothing other than two star LBs (who now are somewhere between decent and terrible), an up-and-coming QB and a couple of decent RBs, I can appreciate the situation you're talking about, but I can also tell you it's been that much more rewarding turning into a championship contender/playoff choker largely on the merits of my drafting, trading and work on FA/WW fronts