C.J. Spiller is about to get a rude awakening when his agent begins to float out his price tag today to NFL teams. the Dallas Cowboys are supposed to have interest in Spiller, but according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Spiller turned down a huge deal from Buffalo for his production.
Per multiple league sources, the Cowboys will consider adding former Bills running back C.J. Spiller, if Murray leaves. (In a Wednesday appearance on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Spiller said it’s safe to refer to him as “former” Bills running back.)
Spiller, a friend of PFT (bias acknowledged), presents an interesting candidate in a market that has created a huge gulf between aging workhorses ($10 million plus per year for LeSean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch, and Adrian Peterson) and interchangeable journeyman ($3.5 million or so per year). In the wake of a report that Spiller passed on $4.5 million per year from the Bills, one source said it was more like $4.5 million the first year, $5 million the second, and more than $6 million the third. (It’s not known how much of that was fully guaranteed; if the last year wasn’t, it could have been whatever number the Bills wanted to put in there, from $6 million to $6 billion.)
If Spiller did turn down a deal that would pay him 4.5 to 6 million a year, he is nuts. That is a ton of money for a running back that ran more yards (side to side) than straight forward in his career. I am not sure he is going to find a suitor that will pay that much a season and if the Cowboys are planning on paying him that much they are nuts.