Dont worry this isnt a post about how great NE is bc there not they play in a horrible division. The 1 thing I hope PGH does copy is, the contract of the franchise QB. I know Brady is about 4 years older then Ben and Brady has made more $ on contracts. But the thought and how it works for both the team and player is incredable, it lets the QB stay w the same team and the team can get and keep talent to maybe win another ring. Brady signed that deal and NE got 2 starting CB, kept Eldeman, got Hicks and they still have cap room.
Ben plays for about 18 mil a year, but IMO he could sign lets say a 5 year extenstion keeping in the black and gold for the next 7 years and play for 10 mil a year and have it all gaurnted. Ben maybe hanging on at the end of that deal but it is fair to me any way. Bc I dont to give Ben a Romo deal, even though he deserves it. But the Romo deal sunk Dallas ship and we cant have that. We also have some leverage, Ben likes Pouncey and wants a tall WR, maybe we sell him onthe following, he saves us roughly 8 mil and we sign Pouncey(I personally dont like Pouncey but hopefully he can stay healthy) and Gilbert, so that would help keep him healthy for the next 7 years. Finally spend a high pick maybe round 1 on a tall WR likeBenjamin or a TE like Ebron. We also have 2 big contracts on D in Heyward and Allen so we need has much room has possible.