Garçon no question about it but neither is worth 35 mil. As far as production I would say garçon is a 25 mil player and meacham 20 mil
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No way in hell do you even concider throwing away a first rounder as well as the money to sign Wallace
I like meechem or colston seeing that it's assumed the colts will be able to keep garcon
I'm with Grizz on this as far as a first is concerned. We may just as well draft a guy and develop him if that's the case. We start from scratch but we pay a fraction of what Wallace will cost and he won't be the highest price guy out there either. If Pitt would be willing to talk deal then maybe we've got something but I'm guessing that's not their plan. Their hoping nobody puts a deal in front if him that they can't match (and that wouldn't take much with their cap situation) or not at all because of that first round pick and they keep him one more year for the amount of the tender. Then maybe they can work something out next year.
VJax is out of our league and Garcon is crazy to turn down a $35 mil deal if that's really an accurate figure. He's very good but he's not an A class guy. More like a B+. Meachem is probably next in line and I wouldn't totally rule out Wayne as a temporary fix for the two years it will take us to get top performance out of a draftee. Wayne may not be 6'2" (we could cover that on draft day) but he's crafty, gets open and has great hands.
Meachem gives us a younger speedster now but we don't know how versatile he is. Wayne is the old pro who can give you a couple of good years before he hangs it up and might be a very good influence on the younger guys. Yeah he's a bandaid but sometimes when you have a wound you have to put a temporary dressing on it until you can get it stitched up.
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Before this last year, Garcon was pretty inconsistent (so says all of my Colts fans friends). I'd much rather try for Meachem if we're going for those guys. Meachem may not be as flashy, but I think his ceiling is a bit higher, and it looks like he'd probably come here cheaper.
I agree with Meachem over Garcon.
I think Meachem gives us something that we do not have and have not had in a long time. A 6'2" deep threat that also run blocks sounds nice to me.
Wayne is a lot like Earl Bennett at this point in his career and while he is an upgrade I do not think he gives us something new in the WR core.
Garcon at 40 million to me is INSANE and I have my doubts whether he gets that. To me Garcon is the safest bet because he has proven more and is still improving, Meachem is unproven to a degree and Wayne is on his way down.
Marques Colston - WR - Saints
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora predicted on Thursday's Total Access that the Saints will lose free agent Marques Colston if he makes it to the open market.
"There will likely be more money for him elsewhere," LaCanfora explained. Colston may be comfortable with coach Sean Payton and QB Drew Brees in New Orleans, but this is his one shot at a mega contract to set himself up for life. The Redskins, Vikings, Bears, and Jaguars could be among Colston's most fervent suitors.
If Garcon were available, I'd take him in a heartbeat. IDKY but when i was overseas, I watched my fair share of Colts games, and that dude was the only player on the field that didn't seem to have given up early in the season, and worked with a HORRIBLE QB in Painter.
-Has proven more as a consistent #2.
-Has shown that he can run more routes.
-Has better speed.
-Has better size 6'2"
I think both would be a great #2 option for the Bears and for me it comes down to money.
Meachum injury history.
Garcon is as strong of a receiver as I've ever seen. Guy turns upfield like a running back. I actually love Garcon's game, fast enough to take it over the top/or screen to the house, strong enough to break tackles and block, great body control in the short game that a taller receiver often times lack.
Garcon also strikes me as a solid person.
Yeah I think how you approach the WR frenzy that I'm sure will take place starting day one will depend on how the bears will draft. I find ithard to believe that flloyd will be there at 19 but the majority if mocks seem to think so. Even if he is not then there are other options that may warrant a first rounder on a WR. If they don't go WR route in the first I feel like they will use a 2nd or third on one so our Corp could look like something of the following
1.meachem/bowe/Wayne ect (not high dollar but not cheap WR)
2.Flloyd(or whoever if he's gone and they draft one at 19)
3.Bennet (could very well be number 2 WR depending on how fast rookies dev.)
4.sazenbacher/Hester/Knox (situation dependant)
4.same as previous senario
Note-3 and 4 can be interchanges depending on rookie production
One of these would finally give cutler weapons and we could utilize the great qb we have