Jason497 wrote:LS2throwed wrote:Indibuck wrote:
Not a bad trade IMHO... I think the time to sell MJD is right now.
Agreed. I'm not necessarily saying or thinking MJD will be trash this year, but who wants to be the guy who has kept him too long (Michael Turner anyone?) I'd rather get what is still very solid value for him right now and get yourself a RB you rely on more. Though CJ isn't too far away from trying to trade either, let's not forget not everyone makes it to 30 at RB. Clinton Portis fell apart when, at age 28/29?
Chris Johnson is only 6 months younger than MJD...and MJD lead the league in rushing last year...I don't think age makes a difference in a deal like this, it comes down to simply who you think will be better going forward.
It's a combination of mileage and age, which is why I said CJ isn't that far away. MJD has played for 6 seasons, CJ's only had 4. That's a huge difference for RB's. Granted I don't think age is a huge deal in this trade or anything, I was speaking more in general. But the difference in picks ins't that large to get a guy who I think is a strong bet for top 10, vs one with a holdout lingering, mileage concerns, and more prone to break down then the other.