NFL 2018: Week 12

Stele wrote:

Lamar wins!

I would prefer that Jax had a year on the bench and a full off season to work on his mechanics and chemistry with his receivers, but I don't know that Baltimore has that luxury. It is good to see that his flavor of RPO is freeing up the O-linemen to unload on opposing defenses in a way that Flacco's game could not.

It looks like Baltimore has a full on QB controversy on its hands now.

Isn't the controversy how they'll get out of Flacco's contract?

Vector wrote:

Isn't the controversy how they'll get out of Flacco's contract?

That's easy. Trade him to some team flush with cash that would be willing to eat the rest of his contract in exchange for a draft pick.

#Osweilleroption

Flacco can be gone next year easily, especially with his replacement being a guy on a rookie contract.

Cutting Flacco next year would mean $16m in dead money, but would be a net gain of $10.5m of cap space in 2019 (and would take his $28m and $24m cap numbers in 2020 and 2021 off the books).

Paleocon wrote:
Vector wrote:

Isn't the controversy how they'll get out of Flacco's contract?

That's easy. Trade him to some team flush with cash that would be willing to eat the rest of his contract in exchange for a draft pick.

#Osweilleroption

There would be no point in this kind of trade. Osweiler was a unique case in that there was a large amount of guaranteed salary involved - one kind of guaranteed money that you can get rid of in trade but can't get rid of by cutting the player.

Flacco has no guaranteed salary. His guarantee is in prorated signing bonus, which the team is stuck with no matter what they do (and, of course, is actual money they've already paid out, which has just not been counted against the cap yet).

The Osweiler salary dump trades are exceedingly rare because guaranteed salary is somewhat rare, and usually only used in the very first year or two of a contract to "pump up" the guaranteed money value. (Which was the case with Osweiler, but because year one went so badly, the big year two guarantee became an issue).

There is one player out there who does have guaranteed salary in 2019 that could become a "let's trade this guy somehow" situation: Blake Bortles.

Bortles has $6.5m of guaranteed salary, not $16m like Osweiler, so there's not as big of a delta between trade and release, but the Jags cap in 2019 is such that the additional $6.5m could be something they try and figure out a way to get back.

Speaking of Bortles, guess who is no longer the Jaguars starting QB?

The team fired OC Nathaniel Hackett, and elevated Cody Kessler to starting QB.

Will things be much better? Probably not, but the change is Doug Marrone trying to save his job.

Guess who was spotted in a Jacksonville airport today after Hackett was fired...

As a Giants fan, my condolences goes out to Jaguars fans everywhere.

Kush15 wrote:

Guess who was spotted in a Jacksonville airport today after Hackett was fired...

As a Giants fan, my condolences goes out to Jaguars fans everywhere.

McAdoo had the Giants offense in the top 10 both years he was OC, after being ranked 28th the year before him.

McAdoo was garbage as a head coach, not as an OC.

That said, the Jags OC for the rest of the season will be Scott Milanovich.

*Legion* wrote:
Kush15 wrote:

Guess who was spotted in a Jacksonville airport today after Hackett was fired...

As a Giants fan, my condolences goes out to Jaguars fans everywhere.

McAdoo had the Giants offense in the top 10 both years he was OC, after being ranked 28th the year before him.

McAdoo was garbage as a head coach, not as an OC.

That said, the Jags OC for the rest of the season will be Scott Milanovich.

When he takes over as OC and gets promoted to HC to replace Marrone next year, I'll remember this convo

Good point about McAdoo, as most Giants fans, we tend to forget he was once useful.

I like this new Texans philosophy. Let's just run or intercept the ball for the full 90+ yards and touchdown every time. It's so much easier! #Happygilmore

Normally I would make some snarky comment about the Texans here, but it's the Titans they're smashing, and the Jags are first-to-worst dumpster fire anyway, so whatever, smash 'em up Houston.

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I love that show. It feels like a true representation of a Jags fan.

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Stele wrote:

I love that show. It feels like a true representation of a Jags fan.

The show does a pretty nice job representing Louisville fans, too!