Guard T.J. Lang visited with the Seattle Seahawks after finishing his visit of the Super Bowl trophy-less facilities of the Detroit Lions. From what I can gather, the decision on where to play is down to Seattle and the Green Bay Packers.
I’m giving the edge to the Seattle Seahawks.
Lang is expected to make a decision by Sunday, but the most ominous sign, if you’re a Packers fan, is above.
After concluding his visit, Lang followed the Seahawks’ Twitter account.
He can always unfollow it, of course, but Lang was clearly impressed with the pitch.
I can tell you another thing. If you’ve never been to Seattle, it is by far superior to Green Bay or Detroit, even if you’re from there, as Lang is.
And you damn well know they can win some football games too, so it’s not like Lang would be trading caviar for a slice of burnt toast, like he would with a move to the Lions.
Lang reportedly said he would give the Packers a chance to match any offer he receives. We’re going to bet the Seahawks played this right and the number will be out of the Packers’ price range.
Here’s my guess: four years, $48 million, $16 million guaranteed.
Who needs TJ Lang when u have Don Barclay!
Wow, those are huge #’s…lol
My opinion, which matters nill…..is that if the Packers lose Lang, it doesn’t matter how many tight ends Ted signs.
I trust Lang to give the Packers the right of refusal before he signs, but not much the Pack can do if they over pay.
Deep down, i say we keep him, but that comes from being a Packer fan, and knowing without him, Rodgers is fucked.
We need to keep Lang, and Ted needs to be done on the offensive side of the ball, which wasn’t a problem.
Well Ted is sitting in his chair going, I sure hope they like me now that I fixed the one and done scenario with all of these freeagent TE. Now AR should be able to carry the team all the way to the Superbowl.
A more ominous sign would be if Lang was going to make a decision by Sunday and stayed in Seattle. Couldn’t Lang have had his agent call TT while in Seattle and make the decision while in town? Lang left town without a contract for a reason. Sometimes players just feel more comfortable with what they know, and will take a little less to keep their family in a familiar place. It is probably the bonus or guaranteed money that really matters to Lang.
If that is what Seattle offers that would be too much money for the Packers. In fact that is Packer left tackle money. It is the same as Bakh just received with a larger bonus.