"We are going to try to get something done, but I don't know if we are going to be able to or not," Brown said in March. "At some point we are going to have to do something more than just let everyone else leave waiting to get something done with that situation. We held back this year trying to put ourselves in a position to get him done. If it turns out it can't be made to work we will do something elsewhere. I don't think we plan to go another year the way we did this year."
"The player market is something that always is surprising," Brown continued. "Why the prices are so high is hard to know for sure. You look backwards and there have been more bad deals then good deals from a club's perspective. That doesn't mean there haven't been some good deals -- there have. More often than not you don't win overpaying a guy."
And suffice to say, Brown likely would include the Cutler deal in the category of: bad deal. Or, at the very least, a deal that's been annoying him in these latest negotiations.
It does appear the Mass Media is locked into comparing QB deals. The GM's are too. Those overpriced QB's? Are soon to be a thing of the past. 20 million dollar average QB's are not where anyone in the NFL wants to go. The Elite's have earned those contracts and it is high time the NFL owners remind the average Joe's that!