Originally Posted by RustShack
Don't get me wrong, I want to keep Jackson. He's good, just not elite. If he's not willing to take a reasonable pay cut, then cut him. Try signing him after he talks to a few teams and sees what his market is. If they are also offering him too much, then let him go. But I don't see that happening, and if he wants a starting job his best bet is coming back here IMO.
Here's the thing, though - he's of no added value to the Chiefs. He has no experience in our system, he's not ever been discussed as a leader in the lockerroom. He's just another guy and if he were a FA, he wouldn't be a guy we looked at highly because he's never operated in a 1-gap and his skills aren't particularly well-suited for it.
So if he goes to the market, I'd let him just come back to us because he'd lose several ties for me.