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Just now, Rubes said:

Not sure if this was posted elsewhere, but one of the guys on GMFB this morning said Watt had already received offers in the $15-16 mill per season range. Have to believe there's no way the Bills can afford that or would pay that.

 

 

Good rule of thumb with this Watt stuff is if *anyone* says *anything* about him - it's probably been posted in here immediately 😝

 

But to the crux of the report, I'll say this: if JJ Watt really was getting 15-16 million offers from a contending team he's interested in signing with - he'd have signed already.

 

I don't doubt there are teams who aren't in contention yet have a lot of cap space that are throwing out crazy numbers trying to get him to sign with them instead. And I don't doubt he'd like the teams he's really interested in to match those crazy offers. And that's why that report exists.

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Oh please sweet baby Jesus, get it done Beane. Get it done right now

You don’t trade JJ Watt if you’re the Texans, you release him so he can go where he wants. It’s the classy move.

I think I figured this out.    1:14 AM Feb 24, 2021   1+1+4+2+4+2+0+2+1=17   Josh Allen! 

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John Clayton said Watt narrowed his choice to 3 teams- the Bills, Titans, and Pack.

I like our chances.

JJ has been NFL man of year and is looking for good locker room.  We have the best locker room.  The bills players love each other.  And we love them 

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Bill Z. asks: How much is too much for J.J. Watt?

 

Jay: As mentioned above, if Watt does have offers north of $15 million per season, I’m out if I’m running the Bills. There is a legitimate question to be asked about how much he has left at 32 (next month) and with a lengthy injury history. Watt finished with just five sacks last season in playing all 16 games, so it’s fair to wonder if he’s lost a step. As with all pass rushers, though, raw sacks alone can’t be the only evaluation tool. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Watt ranked 15th out of 119 qualified pass rushers in pass-rush win rate in 2020. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year has 101 career sacks. He knows how to get to the quarterback, which the Bills have put a priority on this offseason when it comes to a four-man pass rush. For that reason, Watt is a good fit … but it goes both ways. The Bills are an attractive option for any free agent. They have a Super Bowl-caliber roster. Yes, it’s a small market, but for the right type of player, that’s a selling point, not a deterrent. Watt should want to come to the Bills just as much as they want him. For that reason, Beane shouldn’t break the bank. The Bills’ general manager needs to preserve as much cap space as possible.

 

https://buffalonews.com/sports/bills/bills-mailbag-what-are-the-chances-of-landing-j-j-watt/article_a840c308-787c-11eb-b438-ff9d5e5b33b1.html

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23 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

Ok where are today’s clues

 

 

I'm gonna say that the spot that he is lifting weights on is red and the little play button I'm seeing to play the video is blue with a white play button. 

 

Red, white and blue. Definitely Buffalo 

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5 minutes ago, Bubba Gump said:

How in the ***** has this thread gone 83 pages for a beat up DE??

Off season football. 

 

Also about 40 pages are tinfoil hat conspiracy theory or food related. 

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24 minutes ago, Bubba Gump said:

How in the ***** has this thread gone 83 pages for a beat up DE??

He’s a player in a position of need, and he’s the only guy that can be signed right now. Not to mention our team appears to be one of the teams still in contention to get him. 

 

Of course we’re going to talk about it. Whether you agree with the signing or not, it’s extremely relevant to the team and you’re in a football message board in the offseason. 

 

What would you prefer we talk about? We’re open to suggestions. 

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14 minutes ago, Bubba Gump said:

How in the ***** has this thread gone 83 pages for a beat up DE??

 

because you keep bumping it...

 

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My guess is he signs somewhere around March 8, maybe the 10th.  This will maximize the time for publicity before general FA starts.  He views himself as the center of the universe and that date range is the peak for someone with the need for self promotion.  

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56 minutes ago, Bubba Gump said:

How in the ***** has this thread gone 83 pages for a beat up DE??


“beat up”......sigh. 
 

Watt has played in all 16 regular season games in 2 of the last 3 seasons.  Last season, he played in every game.  


How does would that classify him as “beat up”?

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I have to admit I'm getting lukewarm about Watt.  I used to be excited about him coming to Buffalo, but if Buffalo isn't his clear choice, and it seems it isn't, then I'm less interested.  

 

Beane is, so far as I can tell, very clear about how much he's willing to play.  Beane doesn't spend a lot of time negotiating the money.  If Buffalo were Watt's #1 choice, then he would either have taken Beane's best offer or crossed Buffalo off the list.  

 

So, I think Watt is trying to figure what's the team he likes best.  If Buffalo isn't his clear choice by now, if he's having that much trouble trying to figure out he wants to go to the prom with us, then I'm just not all that excited.  

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41 minutes ago, Shaw66 said:

I have to admit I'm getting lukewarm about Watt.  I used to be excited about him coming to Buffalo, but if Buffalo isn't his clear choice, and it seems it isn't, then I'm less interested.  

 

Beane is, so far as I can tell, very clear about how much he's willing to play.  Beane doesn't spend a lot of time negotiating the money.  If Buffalo were Watt's #1 choice, then he would either have taken Beane's best offer or crossed Buffalo off the list.  

 

So, I think Watt is trying to figure what's the team he likes best.  If Buffalo isn't his clear choice by now, if he's having that much trouble trying to figure out he wants to go to the prom with us, then I'm just not all that excited.  

This is where I am. Obviously i’d like him on the team but if it’s true that he’s getting 15-16 million dollar offers I’m not as excited about it. 

 

I really feel like we can get two real contributors for that money and the concern about Watt producing at a high level is very real. 

 

Unless they truly believe the leadership/motivation intangibles are what this team really needs. Idk, I have my reservations but I guess I do trust Beane to do the right thing.

 

Im not overly concerned that he hasn’t chosen us by now. There’s a lot to consider and Green Bay isn’t chopped liver. Also, I don’t know how exciting our D line would appear to play on. Many players never get this kind of free agency experience, and he’s basically alone in it right now. I don’t begrudge him the opportunity to soak in as much as he can. 

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6 minutes ago, Bobby Hooks said:

This is where I am. Obviously i’d like him on the team but if it’s true that he’s getting 15-16 million dollar offers I’m not as excited about it. 

 

I really feel like we can get two real contributors for that money and the concern about Watt producing at a high level is very real. 

 

Unless they truly believe the leadership/motivation intangibles are what this team really needs. Idk, I have my reservations but I guess I do trust Beane to do the right thing.

 

Im not overly concerned that he hasn’t chosen us by now. There’s a lot to consider and Green Bay isn’t chopped liver. Also, I don’t know how exciting our D line would appear to play on. Many players never get this kind of free agency experience, and he’s basically alone in it right now. I don’t begrudge him the opportunity to soak in as much as he can. 

I agree, he can do what he wants.  It's an envious position to be in.  

 

I'm right where you are:  Like to have him, trust McBeane to what makes the most sense for the team. 

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39 minutes ago, Shaw66 said:

I have to admit I'm getting lukewarm about Watt.  I used to be excited about him coming to Buffalo, but if Buffalo isn't his clear choice, and it seems it isn't, then I'm less interested.  

 

Beane is, so far as I can tell, very clear about how much he's willing to play.  Beane doesn't spend a lot of time negotiating the money.  If Buffalo were Watt's #1 choice, then he would either have taken Beane's best offer or crossed Buffalo off the list.  

 

So, I think Watt is trying to figure what's the team he likes best.  If Buffalo isn't his clear choice by now, if he's having that much trouble trying to figure out he wants to go to the prom with us, then I'm just not all that excited.  

 

2 minutes ago, Bobby Hooks said:

This is where I am. Obviously i’d like him on the team but if it’s true that he’s getting 15-16 million dollar offers I’m not as excited about it. 

 

I really feel like we can get two real contributors for that money and the concern about Watt producing at a high level is very real. 

 

Unless they truly believe the leadership/motivation intangibles are what this team is lacking. Idk, I have my reservations but I guess I do trust Beane to do the right thing.

The 15-16M offers could be the reason that this is taking longer.  If Beane is offering up 10-12 mill, maybe he’s trying to get that number up a little bit.  
 

There’s no reason for him to sign this contract.  I don’t see why any fans would be “less interested” in him because he hasn’t chosen us yet.  It’s pretty weak imo.  
 

It’s not as if he’s deciding between the Bills and 2 teams that he has no ties to.  The Bills are in the mix with his home town team.....and his old coach.  If anything, we should be happy to still be in the mix.  This can’t be an easy decision for anyone....let alone a player of his caliber having his first crack at free agency.  

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10 minutes ago, NewEra said:

 

The 15-16M offers could be the reason that this is taking longer.  If Beane is offering up 10-12 mill, maybe he’s trying to get that number up a little bit.  
 

There’s no reason for him to sign this contract.  I don’t see why any fans would be “less interested” in him because he hasn’t chosen us yet.  It’s pretty weak imo.  
 

It’s not as if he’s deciding between the Bills and 2 teams that he has no ties to.  The Bills are in the mix with his home town team.....and his old coach.  If anything, we should be happy to still be in the mix.  This can’t be an easy decision for anyone....let alone a player of his caliber having his first crack at free agency.  

It's taking a while b.c Watt is in no hurry to chose.

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54 minutes ago, Shaw66 said:

I have to admit I'm getting lukewarm about Watt.  I used to be excited about him coming to Buffalo, but if Buffalo isn't his clear choice, and it seems it isn't, then I'm less interested.  

 

Beane is, so far as I can tell, very clear about how much he's willing to play.  Beane doesn't spend a lot of time negotiating the money.  If Buffalo were Watt's #1 choice, then he would either have taken Beane's best offer or crossed Buffalo off the list.  

 

So, I think Watt is trying to figure what's the team he likes best.  If Buffalo isn't his clear choice by now, if he's having that much trouble trying to figure out he wants to go to the prom with us, then I'm just not all that excited.  


 

You’re reading into Watt not following the media and our perceived idea of his timeline. If he ends up choosing buffalo it will be because they are his first choice and he wants to be here.

He is a member of a small group of players who get a decade plus into their career before having the opportunity to choose where they want to play. I’m fine with him taking his time. 

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On 2/25/2021 at 6:07 PM, KDIGGZ said:

Of the teams reportedly interested, only Cleveland has that kind of cash. He will get to play his brothers twice a year. I don't consider them a legit Super Bowl contender but others might.

 

Beane has not been one to get into bidding wars. I think Bills should focus on cheaper option like 1 year prove it deal for Clowney

Yes but John Clayton says Cleveland is out of the running and they are not a finalist for consideration! 

 

He seemed to say all that the other day with confidence that he had good information.

 

 

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21 hours ago, Rubes said:

Not sure if this was posted elsewhere, but one of the guys on GMFB this morning said Watt had already received offers in the $15-16 mill per season range. Have to believe there's no way the Bills can afford that or would pay that.

 

It’s been posted about 800 times since dianna Russini reported it a few days ago. Watt has already said in response to the report that he and his agent talk to no one except the teams. So it is a team leak. Could be any team but i doubt it is the Bills leak. Probably jags. 


btw I do think the Bills can and would

 pay him that depending on how it is structured. If they want to. 

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