I think if we are getting Nielsen, we have to get Okposo too. Just Nielsen by itself leaves us a worse team than we were last year and we BARELY made the playoffs. If it is just Nielsen, I'd rather stand pat and do a mini rebuild.
If you wanted him to come down on term you would prolly have to pay him 8 mill. So instead of $7/7 you could maybe get him for $8/4. All speculation of course. I'm sure he would rather have term like most of the other big name free agents.
There is no honor in tanking. It's a terrible idea to purposely tank and I cannot comprehend how some of you suggest it as an option. There are other ways to get back and we'll find our way there.
I'm not saying we need to purposely tank. None of the free agents are going to make us contenders so why give a guy like Nielsen who is 32 a 5 or 6 year deal worth 5.5-6.0 million dollars just because.