NFL Team Needs | NFL General Managers – The Difficulty of Cutting Veteran Players
By Ted Sundquist, The Football Educator
This past week I was asked on air, “When do you know that an established veteran no longer has it?” No longer has it? Hmmm. That was about as good a question that’s been thrown out at me in years. From a NFL General Manager’s perspective it’s the “million dollar question”. Sometimes it can be a multi-million dollar question.
An answer to what can be a tough question
I thought about it for second and recalled being faced with that exact scenario a number of times over the years. It’s always difficult to tell any player that his time is up with your club. I’ve mentioned before that every NFL player I ever signed I saw as a valuable addition in some manner to our roster. I saw them making a contribution as a starter, perhaps in a flexible backup role, or a standout special teams contributor.