Right, short term was $14M franchise tag
The contract offer from the Steelers was bogus (only $10M GTD).
IF he played, the Steelers were going to grind him down. I think we can all agree on that. Would they have still offered him that bogus deal? Doubtful. Could he have gotten a Jets deal after another year of 400 touches and being banged up? Doubtful.
It was worth the gamble to get his body right, and get his money right and get his $35M guaranteed in my estimation.
”I want players who hate losing more than they love winning”