Originally Posted by KoryMac5
Right Tackle is not considered a premium position in the NFL. The average contract is 4-5 yrs at 5-6 million per season. Mike Brown is not about to start paying a RT LT money. I would think the Bengals would offer a reasonable contract but I can't see them giving in to the 9 million per season demands. Plus you have big deals on the horizon with Green, Johnson, Dunlap, and Atkins can you afford to take a 9 million dollar hit on Smith. Go 5 for 35 and if he balks let him walk and plug Collins in. Collins is very underrated by this team.
The reason you don't see many great right tackles is because they move to the left side. A right tackle is basically a failed left tackle. I have no problem letting Smith walk if he wants left tackle money. Right tackle is a position that is easily replaced through the draft.