Rumor Titans considering cutting Kevin Byard

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by KyTitansFan, Mar 15, 2023.

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  1. 8Bruce8

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    Yea but when he's been top echelon for a few years and arguably the best defensive player we've had he shouldn't take a pay cut. Had we been drafting well it would've made up for it.

    Byard has been team captain for how long? Guys a baller, I get the cuts so for bit cutting/trading him doesn't make sense.
     
  2. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Useless trivia knowledge champion

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    Didn’t Tom Brady on many occasions?
     
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  3. KyTitansFan

    KyTitansFan GM of GoTitans

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    He’s way overpaid for a safety. Cap number is 20 mil. That’s why the Titans roster is so bad now with little cap space. JRob paid the wrong positions. This makes me hopeful that Ran sees it.
     
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  4. KyTitansFan

    KyTitansFan GM of GoTitans

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    There aren’t many Tom Brady’s left. He played the majority of his career in a different era.
     
  5. LANGSTER

    LANGSTER Pro Bowler

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    we are already at 36 million in dead money this year, it makes no sense to cut Byard, but trading him may. Problem is I do not see another team willing to pay him 20 million
     
  6. 2ToneBlueBlood

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    Great post and 100% correct. JRob paid safety and RB, two of the least important positions, but decided not to pay AJ, who plays one of the most important positions. Not saying he should have let Byard go, but it appears KBs agent played him because nobody is paying $20 mil for a safety.
     
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  7. Titans2004

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    Byard’s base salary is not 20mil…. It is 14mil which is the 9th most in the league… it is a fair deal for Byard…. Only reason his cap hit is 20mil this yr is because of his restructure last off season… I’m sure you could find a team willing to pay him 14 mil…

    My guess is that the Titans actually talked to Byard's agent about his willingness to re-structure his deal and that Byard and his agent wanted an extension which the Titans weren't ready to do at this time. Oftentimes a re-structure is said to be a pay cut by the media which is totally wrong (Mahomes is being compared to Brady because he "took a pay cut" to save the Chiefs 9 mil in cap space by restructuring) But a restructure does not cost the player a single penny.
     
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  8. VondyP

    VondyP Undisputed 2QBeaver Champion

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    this team is dead in the water, they arent even trying to compete this year. trade tanne and henry before it's too late
     
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  9. Titansman1

    Titansman1 Time To Start Crushing!

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    Well I think it’s becoming obvious that we aren’t just reloading but in rebuild mode. We’re pretty much completely purging the roster.

    One of two things here if you ask me. In a couple years Ran will be viewed as a genius who walked in, saw the state of our franchise and revamped our entire roster and took us to the next level. Or he’s a bull in a China store that bulldozes through and completely wrecks us for years to come like O’Brien did the Texans.

    Let’s hope it’s the former not the later!
     
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