The motto for the 2015 offseason was "Anyone Can Be Traded". And that was right. Jimmy Graham was traded to Seattle for Max Unger, LeSean McCoy was traded to Buffalo for Kiko Alonso, Nick Foles was traded to St. Louis for Sam Bradford, and Haloti Ngata was traded to the Lions. Almost no one was too important to be punted away to some other team.
The motto for 2016 can be "Stacks Everywhere". Sam Bradford signed a deal that will pay him $18 million a year, Olivier Vernon signed a deal that will pay him $17 million a year, Kelechi Osemele signed a deal that will pay him almost $12 million a year, Alex Mack signed a deal that will pay him nine million a year, Brock Osweiler signed a deal that will pay him $18 million a year. Brock Osweiler, who started seven games in his entire career and got benched for decrepit Peyton Manning. Chase Daniels signed a deal that will pay him $7 million a year.
We all knew that prices were going to go up along with the salary cap. That was a given. But no one could've predicted that prices were going to go this high. It seems that being a young player with a fair amount of potential is enough to land a seven figure contract these days. Even Matt Schaub is still getting paid. It seems that no one is to unimportant to get paid like a king by some team.
2016 is the year of big money so far. If this is how it's going to be, then Andrew Luck is going to sign a contract that will pay him $30 million next year.