Daily Dawg Tags: Garoppolo deal changes free agency
By Randy Gurzi
The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the news you need to know in order to keep up with your Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL
No team gets linked to free agent quarterbacks as much as the Cleveland Browns do, and rightfully so. This team needs a legitimate starter badly, and that means any new deals will be looked at extra hard by the Browns and their fans.
On Thursday we all saw that come to fruition as the San Francisco 49ers signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year deal with $90 million in guaranteed money due in the first three seasons. That’s a record-setting deal and it plays directly into Cleveland’s plans as one of their potential targets — Kirk Cousins — may now want a similar deal.
While many of us drop our jaws, that’s just the going rate for quarterbacks now, and it isn’t going down anytime soon. Let’s look at that news, and more, with today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
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The San Francisco 49ers gave Jimmy Garoppolo a whole lot of money despite not having a whole lot of starts. Does that move force Kirk Cousins price tag beyond what the Browns would want to pay for his services in free agency?
Cleveland Browns and Nick Foles: can it happen? — via Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer
"A few fans have emailed me about the Browns trading their No. 4 pick in the 2018 draft for the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl hero.OK, take a deep breath.My guess is the Eagles would take that offer — immediately.My other guess is the Browns have no interest in doing that. They want to keep their No. 1 and No. 4 picks at the top of the first round."
49ers sign Jimmy Garoppolo to record 5-year deal — via Kevin Patra, NFL.com
"The 49ers announced that they signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year contract extension. The deal is worth $137.5 million, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported, per a source informed of the decision. The deal is the largest in NFL history on an average-per-year basis."
Survey shows a vast majority of fans want the NFL to change the catch rule — via Cody Benjamin, CBS Sports
"The referees of Super Bowl LII may have avoided a Philadelphia meltdown by correctly upholding Zach Ertz’s fourth-quarter Eagles touchdown on Sunday, but the vast majority of NFL fans still want the NFL to change its catch rule for next season."
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Jason Kelce highlights Eagles parade with epic rant — via Tim McManus, ESPN
"Perhaps we should have known when he hopped on the float dressed like a green Aladdin. Eagles center Jason Kelce wasn’t going to let this parade go by without leaving his mark.Kelce delivered an epic speech on the Art Museum steps at the conclusion of Thursday’s festivities, a top moment among many for a city celebrating its first Super Bowl championship."