briantw Posted May 3, 2022 Share Posted May 3, 2022 (edited) 3 hours ago, Tywin et al. said: They might not have Kyler though. I'm curious, who is more to blame for the crazy new WR market, Chase or Kirk? Chase has teams believing they're just a stud WR away while Kirk's insane contract effectively ruined the market at least in the short term. I think it's mostly Kirk, because real stars saw his contract and said, "If that asshole is worth twenty a year, I'm worth thirty," and we quickly saw that some teams weren't willing to pay that kind of money to a WR. WRs have always been in demand. They've just never gotten mid-tier QB money before. The WR craziness in the draft is probably due to Chase, though. And it tracks that half a dozen NFL teams were dumb enough to draft a WR in the top fifteen just because it worked last year despite the fact that the receivers in this class are significantly lesser as prospects than Chase was. Chase was a WR prospect on the level of Amari Cooper, Sammy Watkins, and Julio Jones. I know Watkins was a bust and Cooper turned out to be merely really good rather than amazing, but those three guys were all superb prospects and Chase was right on their level. No one in this draft would be in the top ten. Maybe not even the top fifteen. I'm not sure there's a guy this year that's on Smith's level from last year, and I wasn't even a huge fan of his. Edited May 3, 2022 by briantw Tywin et al. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.