I wouldn't think so. If that's how it worked, than a guy making 30 million should be worth 40 million right? And a guy worth 40 million must warrant 50 million. Where does it stop. You're "worth" what a team is willing to pay. Just because they are willing to play out is contract, or even revamp his contract, doesn't mean they think he is the end-all-be-all of quarterbacks they will continue throwing massive amounts of money at. Life doesn't work that way. Even in the sports world.StumpHunter wrote: ↑Thu Mar 03, 2022 2:22 pm10 years in he should know what a QB really is, especially since he coached Cousins before, and prior to that, saw what McVay was able to get out of him (which was less than Zimmer).vikeinmontana wrote: ↑Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:52 pm
Why is that the only choice? Maybe they like what they see, and are excited about the opportunity to work with him under his current contract? Maybe they want to see how a fresh start and an offensive minded HC impacts his play this season? And then maybe at that time they'll decide whether he's worth extending or opt to go in another direction?
I don't see how a new HC saying he likes the current QB means they need to offer him a massive extension to prove "that's how they really feel" about him.
Personally, I'm excited to see how he plays under this new regime but that's just me.
If Cousins is a QB to be excited about coaching, and one worth paying 45 million to this year, then he is worth whatever contract demands he has. If he is worth 45 million this season, he is certainly worth 40 million in 2023 and 2024, right?
And I guess if these guys were robots or we were playing video games your take on Cousins and what McVay was able to get out of him might be valid. But players, even those in the league for 10 years, have the ability to get better. They fit better in different systems. They may produce more in different schemes and different coaching. Same goes from coaches. It's why the greatest ever was fired from the Browns and won a million titles with the Patriots. He evolved and seems to have an eye for talent. But none of that is here nor there.
My point is just because a coach comments that he's excited to work with a current starter on a massive contract, why would that automatically mean said coach thinks he's the greatest and be willing to spend any amount of millions on him? Regardless of your feelings about Cousins, it just doesn't work that way.