20 mil. I think is more then fair.
Just thinking how LJ ranks to LT. He's no LT, but he's not that far behind. The Vikings signed rookie Peterson for more than we are offering LJ, and he has a major injury on his record AND has never played a down in the NFL. LJ may be no LT, but he definitely plays a vital role on this team. I think that Carl needs to take some of that money from the increased price of tickets and parking and give some of it to LJ instead of pocketing it. I know it's a business to him, but you still have to know what your largest assets are worth. It's worth paying a little more now rather than screwing yourself in the long run.
Anyway, enough rambling...what do you think LJ is worth? And I mean to us, not what kind of deals we can get in a trade situation.
Everything happens for a reason.
I think his contract should be incentive based. If he gets run into the ground like last year, I think he should make more than LT money. If he carried the load of a normal RB, then I'd say he should be paid slightly less than LT money.
THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.