- I think, just to have an intellectually honest conversation, we have to disregard quarterback salaries. There is not going to be an era of football, unless the game changes in a way no one can see coming, where the highest paid players aren't the quarterbacks. They are the most important players by a--
- But Odell started the conversation by saying he wants to be the highest paid player.
- I get it.
- Not the highest paid non-quarterback.
- I get it. But that's silly. It's not going to happen. We can--
- He doesn't believe that.
- Nobody believes that someone that doesn't play quarterback is going to make top quarterback money. Now he can certainly make Mike Glennon money or mediocre quarterback money. But nobody--
- The other wide receivers are making that money.
- Absolutely. Exactly right. So let's just remove the quarterbacks from the equation. Is Odell good enough to be the highest paid non-quarterback in football? I think the answer to that is yes.
Now you can mention Von Miller, a healthy J.J. Watt. Some people would say, who's the best corner? Maybe they can have more impact.
I think Odell is good enough, special enough, and offences is reliant on him enough. He could say, aside from quarterbacks, no one should make more money than me.
But you said in the tease, Nick's going to say Odell shouldn't get paid. Kind of. I don't know, I don't know, even given everything I just said about Odell, if it's the right move for this Giants team to pay Odell Beckham, Jr. that type of money.
I think Ndamukong Suh's a tremendous football player. I think when he was leaving Detroit he was clearly one of the two most impactful guys in the league on the defensive line, at that point in the league. I thought he was. I thought it was he and J.J. Watt. They did very different things. But I thought they were both the two most disruptive defensive linemen.
Miami Dolphins made him the highest paid defensive player ever. And that has not helped them one iota get to their actual goals because the rest of the team is in such disrepair. And that's not nearly as much of a reliant position as wide receivers.
D line, you can't do it all by yourself. But you would agree, it's not as reliant on nearly as many other people as the wide receiver is.
- Right. I think I checked Ndamukong Suh's stats last week. He didn't have one hit on the quarterback this season. But go ahead.
- OK. I didn't say he's lived up to the contract in Miami. I said, when he was leaving Detroit I thought he was that level of player.
- I thought he was a good player. I don't even think Ndamukong Suh's a great player. But that's a different topic.
- Different topic. But the point that I'm making-- Muhammad Wilkerson is another guy. He's a very, very good player. He's paid near, if not at the top of his position. And he's been on mediocre teams.
Sometimes there are guys, in fact, almost all the time, if it's not a quarterback-- Let me put it like this. If your team isn't good, do you want to have the highest paid player at any position except for quarterback?