Well … the Browns did say they would not be out front in free agency.
When you see what happens early, you really understand their thinking.
The Redskins were the first team to sign a player, adding receiver Pierre Garcon for five years and a reported (according to FOX) $42 million, with just about $21 million guaranteed.
Roddy White averages $8 million per year. Now Pierre Garcon does as well. And he’ll have a rookie throwing to him, not Peyton Manning.
Garcon is a nice player. Is he a top receiver worth that kind of money?
The answer is the reason the Browns are not jumping the gun on signing big-money free agents.
Because teams forget a golden rule: A guy who is a decent or even good player does not become a great player simply because you make him rich.