Originally Posted by pete74
Starks said he wants to return but only as a starter and there is no way he will do league minimum again. He took that two years in a row and since we can't afford to pay him what he is worth he will be playing for another team next season. I wish we could keep him but we won't. This is his last opportunity to get paid and I won't blame him when he takes it. Most teams left tackles are there second highest paid position. Ours played for league minimum for two years and was our most consistent and healthy lineman. He deserves to get paid.
There were a lot of years where we paid him quite a bit more than he was worth, including two years with the franchise tag. On average, he was a big underachiever who was greatly overpaid.