From Adam Schefter of NFL.com:
For Kansas City to trade Johnson, it would cost $8.8 million against its salary cap next season. For the Chiefs to keep Johnson, it would cost $8.2 million against the salary cap next season.
So this is their choice — trade a player who has said he wants out, or keep the player who could be a detriment in the locker room.
Whoever is the new general manager for the Chiefs will have to weigh whether it is worth auctioning off Johnson to the highest bidder, hoping to get back, at best, a second-round pick and more likely a third-round pick and possibly some other late-round compensation.
I gotta tell ya, if the Chiefs can get a 2nd and 4th, I'd be good with that. It'd be great if the Chiefs could get something comparable for TGonz if he still wants out. I'd be good with 3 2nd rounders and 3 4th rounders. Imagine how great things could get if we could trade down a few spots from the 3rd pick. We could be talking about at least 4 2nd round picks. That'd be freakin awesome!!
Interesting story. I would be happy just to get a third round. It may seem low, but I do not want him here anymore. So getting anything in return will make it a bonus. I hope the Chiefs get realistic value for Tony G. Tony G is well worth a second round. Getting more picks will be high demand for the Chiefs this season, hopefully another good draft will is all we need.
I point Shefter brought up that I liked was that LJ would only be 8.8 million cap penalty if we traded him. That is great news. Then on top of that, teams will not have to pay LJ any guaranteed money if they trade for him. Therefore, they may be more willing to take on his high cap number. Therefore, they can have him for the next 3-4 seasons until they have to re-sign him (or he complains for a new contract) or drop him when he becomes unproductive.
News like this makes me think NY Giants might take a shot at him?
The Giants are gonna loose either Ward or Jacobs for sure. I've read that Jacobs will be able to get more money then Ward SOOO why not resign Ward(fast guy) and not Jacobs(power back) and trade for LJ that will cost them about 13 million less then what Jacobs would?
This would give the Giants exactlky what they need in the running game to continue to make(maybe win) the playoffs for years to come!!!!
Also, (dreaming nerd part of me)
The Chiefs could then sign Jacobs and that would bring in Cowher because he LOVES Big Power Backs(The "BUS") LOL
Jacobs seems to be hurt a lot, but I really do not follow the giants that much so I could be wrong.
But MAN I would love to see Jacobs as a Chiefs.
Maybe the Giants Throw the Franz tag at Jacobs and then we do this trade.
Conditional 2nd or 3rd(Tony stays on team for at least 3 years)
Giants 1st round pick 2009
Giants 5th round pick 2009
Conditional 3rd (Tony stays for 3 years)
and just sign Jacobs.
Why would the Chiefs bring in another power back when they won't fix the line? They want to run a spread offense and need a fast back to the corners to run that.