Completely agree with everything you said and it will make this offseason very interesting...
and if I had my say, I start with this group and work out from there.
Colt McCoy - small raise and should be easy. He is number 1 because Kyler has shown he will likely miss some games and Colt has shown he can compete in those games in this offense.
Zach Ertz - Only reason he is 2nd is because of his age vs dollars he commands. Outside of that, #1 guy after Colt.
Antonio Hamilton - small raise and should be easy.
Chandler Jones - Most will disagree but this is a valuable position at which we have little proven talent behind him. He is also still productive even if it is in spurts.
James Conner / Chase Edmonds - For Conner is a little more valuable as his skill set seems to be a bit harder to find coming out of college these days but both are good players who will be missed. However, have to remember how we acquired both of these players and the position they play.
Dennis Gardeck - He is a special teams guy and those players are valuable. The fact that he can take a few reps at OLB is just extra. Unless he has an unrealistic view of himself, this should not be too tough.
Maxx Williams - Ertz and Maxx is really a dream scenario. You probably want to acquire a young one as well and make our offense more versatile.