Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Steelers4Lyfe, Jul 24, 2018.
That's good but more than TJ last year, 1.2m more on the signing bonus. Edmunds better be good.
Is is player related or more a sign of business in the league?
As I said, offset language and the fourth year guaranteed amounts.
The initial value was $5.8 million. Now, it is $6 million.
Overall though, glad it all worked out. Now, the focus can get back to him getting ready for Training Camp.
Glad both parties got a deal done before camp. Edmunds cant afford to miss a second if hes going to do all the things everyone is expecting him to do.
Agreed they're putting extremely high expectations on him.
"The 6-foot, 217-pound Edmunds provides versatility on the Steelers' defense, and he can play on the back end of coverage as a safety or chip in at linebacker if needed. His ability to play linebacker could pay off as the Steelers seek to fill the absence of Ryan Shazier."
He is the answer for the absence of Ryan Shazier. Seeing he's not even a line-backer, extremely high expectations. I'll be pulling for him. Like the kid and want to see him succeed. They're asking a lot of him.
Ryan Shazier can't be replaced. And when people say..."The Steelers were getting ran all over with Shazier in 2017." Yes, that's true because the D-line were getting blown off the line and losing in the trenches vs. Bears, Jaguars, etc. The D-line has to do their jobs for any Linebacker to succeed... I don't care if it's Ray Lewis, Mike Singletary, Jason Gildon or Ryan Shazier... if the D-line sucks, the linebackers are going to suffer.
Welcome Edmunds, now it's time to get your a$$ to work.
I'd go with more of a sign of the NFL business. Salary cap up 6% over last year, and agents have always increased contracts year over year for rookies.
VA Tech Hokies fan here. Hokies players drafted high on the D-side tend to do well in the NFL. Let's hope Edmunds makes a smooth transition because the Steelers D needs somebody to step up.
Glad it finally happened!
Here are the estimated four-year contract values for the 2018 NFL Draft first-round picks (with the figures of overthecap.com first and spotrac.com second):
1. Baker Mayfield, Browns: $32,816,604 / $32,683,750
2. Saquon Barkley, Giants: $31,321,752 / $31,195,483
3. Sam Darnold, Jets: $30,370,490 / $30,248,423
4. Denzel Ward, Browns: $29,283,338 / $29,166,036
5. Bradley Chubb, Broncos: $27,380,796 / $27,271,873
6. Quenton Nelson, Colts: $23,983,414 / $23,889,452
7. Josh Allen, Bills: $21,265,508 / $21,183,513
8. Roquan Smith, Bears: $18,507,606 / $18,477,574
9. Mike McGlinchey, 49ers: $18,411,708 / $18,342,124
10. Josh Rosen, Cardinals: $17,664,284 / $17,598,139
11. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Dolphins: $16,509,174 / $16,448,126
12. Vita Vea, Buccaneers: $14,878,424 / $14,824,550
13. Da'Ron Payne, Redskins: $14,470,706 / $14,418,662
14. Marcus Davenport, Saints: $13,791,272 / $13,742,180
15. Kolton Miller, Raiders: $13,519,480 / $13,471,601
16. Tremaine Edmunds, Bills: $12,704,102 / $12,659,801
17. Derwin James, Chargers: $12,432,314 / $12,389,206
18. Jaire Alexander, Packers: $12,092,586 / $12,059,969
19. Leighton Vander Esch, Cowboys: $11,888,734 / $11,848,917
20. Frank Ragnow, Lions: $11,820,790 / $11,780,374
21. Billy Price, Bengals: $11,752,840 / $11,712,724
22. Rashaan Evans, Titans: $11,616,946 / $11,577,422
23. Isaiah Wynn, Patriots: $11,481,052 / $11,442,129
24. D.J. Moore, Panthers: $11,209,264 / $11,171,534
25. Hayden Hurst, Ravens: $11,073,366 / $11,036,241
26. Calvin Ridley, Falcons: $10,937,468 / $10,900,923
27. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks: $10,801,574 / $10,765,646
28. Terrell Edmunds, Steelers: $10,733,628 / $10,697,996
29. Taven Bryan, Jaguars: $10,188,376 / $10,155,151
30. Mike Hughes, Vikings: $9,899,626 / $9,867,678
31. Sony Michel, Patriots: $9,657,776 / $9,626,874
32. Lamar Jackson, Ravens: $9,502,042 / $9,471,823
Great, now our D backfield............errrrrrrrrrr...wait, our ILBs..............errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....
Either Bud Foster or Justin Fuente stated that Edmunds is reminiscent of a more explosive, faster Kam Chancellor.
ILB is much more of any issue than anything else. As of right now I don’t feel at all comfortable with that group stopping the run.