Originally Posted by scott free
Its easy to say that since his team has progressed farther into the playoffs... but realistically, he didnt seem to wake up until the last month, last two of regular season and then playoffs.
No team is going to give him Manning money until he's able to shine across a full season... he impressed me and changed my tune about him, but its still based on a small body of work.
He wont get 19, i'm guessing Newsome will offer him 13-15 and he'll take it to stay with the ravens, he'd be a fool not to.
Why would he a fool not to?
If the Ravens don't want to pay him then someone else will. You're underestimating the value of QB's.
I don't personally believe he's worth a huge contract but the shortage of good QB's in this league and the amount of playoff success he has had gives him all the leverage in this negotiation.
He won't play under the franchise tag and that would be a PR disaster if he winds up sitting out a year removed from the Super Bowl. Especially if they end up winning it all.