Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

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Re: Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:36 pm

Pagan wrote:I agree... the broken hand set him back.. but he was coming on big time at the end of the 2017 season.
After healing.... he's back to form & still with a high ceiling!

All that said... I say dont take the 5th year option on Floyd.

Extend him to a 4 year contract!
I can't help but think that the extension is already in the works. Really hard for me to see Floyd as a $13M player at this point. I know Pace said they were picking up the option, but I bet the extension comes before 2020
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Re: Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:46 pm

Mayer is reporting that the Bears are planning on picking up Floyd's 5th year option.

https://twitter.com/LarryMayer/status/1084891024760156161
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Re: Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:47 pm

Are the Bears allowed to sign the option and extend him? It seems smart to extend him this year while there's leverage.
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Re: Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:03 pm

crueltyabc wrote:Are the Bears allowed to sign the option and extend him? It seems smart to extend him this year while there's leverage.
Yes
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Re: Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:51 pm

Hell with signing the option. Just look at his numbers and tell him... You're a 6-8 sack a year starting NFL 3-4 OLB who has missed significant injury time every single year. That's worth what, $8M/year? Here's $15M guaranteed and $36M over 4 years. Be happy.
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Re: Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:38 am

southdakbearfan wrote:
crueltyabc wrote:Are the Bears allowed to sign the option and extend him? It seems smart to extend him this year while there's leverage.
Yes

I sure hope so, because no way in hell is he worth that figure, and they can't afford more crazy overpayments at this point.
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Re: Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:00 am

If they couldn’t get an extension done at a price they like they can also release him after next season.
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Re: Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:05 am

southdakbearfan wrote:If they couldn’t get an extension done at a price they like they can also release him after next season.
This is where football politics come into play. I don't think Pace wants his first two top 10 picks to both move on from the team. White is understandable...he was hurt and then struggled picking up the new offense - an offense that he wasn't drafted to play in.

Floyd however has been good enough to justify extending. He's a 7-8 sack a year guy that is used in a variety of different ways. That's worth something.
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Re: Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:09 am

This is still a year away, right? We don't have to implement this until the 2020-2021 season if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: Sign Leonard Floyd to 5th year option?

Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:22 am

G08 wrote:This is still a year away, right? We don't have to implement this until the 2020-2021 season if I'm not mistaken.
Correct

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