EKnight, if I understand your logic correctly, you are saying that the player's value to the team/position on the depth chart is invariably determined by the total dollar value of his contract?
I want to make sure that that is your actual point.
Absolutely, everyone knows Bledsoe was a better QB than Brady in 2001.
Bledsoe - 10-year, $103 million contract. 2001 cap hit $8,236,390.
Brady - cap hit in 2001 -- $314,960, playing under his rookie contract which was a four year deal with salaries at league min plus $100,000 signing bonus.