I'll admit to not having watched film on him for every single play, so I could see someone on here who likes delving into film more than I do rebuking this thought... but we overdrafted the guy to be a slot CB and probably shouldn't overpay him to be a slot CB for us.
I know he's played a little bit more on the outside later into his young career, but I'm not convinced he deserves a ton of money, sorta in the same way Christian Kirk was pretty good but didn't deserve what he got from Jacksonville.
I'm fine with bringing him back, and would actually like to, but he's more like the kind of player that in years past I'd be looking at and go "he's an intriguing bargain that's young," instead of "surefire top contract guy," and I don't want to get into a bidding war over him.
If someone else wants to pay him $12M per to be their #1 CB, I'll take the comp pick instead.
You're not wrong. He's easily replaceable.
Is anyone here saying "We need to sign Rock Ya-Sin in free agency. He'd be a great CB1"? No they aren't. And they are very similar level players.