The New England Patriots have a busy off season when it comes to securing existing players before they hit the open market and also signing players that will fill the voids from players that decide to leave.
CB Logan Ryan is an unrestricted free agent, and it’s being reported that the price he is drawing may be a tad bit high for New England’s taste. The Detroit Lions are rumored to be one of the teams that have drawn a lot of interest in signing Ryan and from what Ben Volin is reporting, they are willing to pay upwards to $10m per year for the CB.
Boston Globe – The general feeling around the league is that Logan Ryan will price himself out of the Patriots’ market — potentially $10 million per year — and three different sources mentioned the Lions, who need a cornerback and are run by GM Bob Quinn, a former longtime Patriots scout.
— NFLTradeRumors.co (@nfltrade_rumors) March 5, 2017
Logan Ryan’s cap hit in 2016 was $1.8m, plain and simple, if he is drawing upwards of $10m, there’s no way the Patriots retain Ryan, they would be left with no choice but to let him walk. According to Jeff Howe from the Boston Herald, Ryan’s agent is giving the Patriots a chance to match any offer he receives.
Ryan deserves to get paid, he’s been grossly underpaid during his time in New England. He makes plays, can tackle and blitz. Logan will get paid, it’s just a matter of where.