Bryant McKinnie Gets Offer, In Negotiations With Chargers
Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie (78) against the Denver Broncos during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Well that didnt take long.
It has been widely assumed for moths that the free agent market would heat back up immediately following the draft like it does many years as teams rush to fill whatever holes they failed to fill in the draft. The first shot of free agency round 2 has been fired. Bryant McKinnie has received a contract offer from the San Diego Chargers. The amount of the offer is unknown.
What we do know is that the offer wasnt quite what McKinnie was looking for because he has not accepted it and is negotiation with them trying to get more money. The Ravens currently dont have a left tackle on their roster and are probably going to either play Oher or Osemele there, neither of which is ideal(for the record though, if Osemele can be a mediocre LT then wouldnt it be better to have a mediocre LT(KO) and a dominant right side, rather than a mediocre LT and a decent Right side(with KO at RT instead of LG)?).
McKinnie has made it very clear that the team he signs with will be determined solely by the size of the contract offer he receives meaning he will almost certainly give the Ravens a chance to beat whatever the Chargers offer him, but it looks likely that he will end up signing with them in the near future. If I am the Ravens, i wouldnt want him anyway, he is lazy and incredibly inconsistant. if he had a record of playing the way he did in the playoffs that would be different, but he has a record for being sloppy and cutting corners. I say let him go and wait for someone to be cut or find an answer from within.