NFL free agency begins at 4pm and if the Eagles don’t sign Jairus Byrd, I’ll be disappointed. The money thing doesn’t make sense to me. The Eagles are $24+ million under the cap. The number one position they NEED is safety and it’s not close. The talk is Byrd wants a ton of money, somewhere around the $9 million number. A lot of fans and skeptics are saying they wouldn’t give Byrd $9 million that’s too much, but they’re OK with giving him around $7.5-$8 mil.
Does that make any sense? Am I nuts? You’ll let him walk for an extra $1 million? What are we counting pennies now? Byrd is the best safety available, a multiple Pro Bowl player, and he’s a deep-cover safety that makes plays and affects the opposing passing game. The Eagles are contending for a Super Bowl, spend the money.
It’s a NO-BRAINER!