This time, I think things are different. It looks as if the Cards are really trying hard to land the best FA this offseason. If you think about that, it's really amazing. I'm sure they put a pretty good offer up for Edge. It might not have as big of a signing bonus
as he might get, but I'll bet the package is not backloaded much and has a good base salary. Most players know that the Cards honor their contracts and he will have the best chance of anywhere to actually collect whatever huge contract he signs here for.
Plus, there are not a lot of other teams trying to get him now. Min is out (Chester Taylor
), Colts will wait 3 weeks. Seattle has Alexander. Cle has spent their cash. GB resigned A.Green.
It appears that only Jacksonville or Bal are left in the RB hunt and actually have reasonable cap space.
I think James and his agent better very seriously consider the Cards offer or they may end up with much less somewhere else.