- Sep 30, 2013
I think that the overall $ amounts are meaningless, because all the numbers are basically going up every year. But % of cap space is an interesting argument. I'll be interested to see how the Jimmy GQ deal is structured, the Niners have so much cap space this year that it might not be as big of a hit as it might otherwise appear.I mean, how many QBs have even taken up that much space? QBs being paid $TEXAS is a relatively new phenomenon, and while you'd obviously prefer your good QB to be cheap, I'm not sure "this hasn't happened but would have had Atlanta not completely shit the bed" is a really good argument here. Winning the super bowl is as much about luck as anything else. You want to put together the right pieces for a team, and a good QB is very much one of those pieces. If you can draft a good one, then great! But you might not get Wentz or Luck, you might just end up with Bortles. It's not clear to me that the Niners are worse off for this.