Brett Favre knew what he wanted in 2007: a) to play for 0-12 more years and b) to throw the ball to Randy Moss.

The Hall of Fame Packers quarterback had seen what the Hall wholesale nfl jerseys china of Fame wide receiver could do firsthand with the rival Vikings, and he wanted the explosive deep threat to cap off a wideout corps that already included Donald Driver and Greg Jennings.

And for a fleeting moment, it looked as if Moss, who had since joined the Raiders, would become a Packer — in exchange for then-backup quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Think about that. For a while in 2007, a future two-time NFL MVP held similar value as the Day 3 draft pick the Patriots eventually shipped to Oakland. It would have been the greatest coup in Raider history. But it never happened, and to New England went the spoils.

Running backs in the NFL are facing a dilemma. The large majority are not getting big-money deals when their rookie contracts run out.

Le’Veon Bell will be the top paid running back in 2018 and he’s set to play on his second consecutive franchise tag, assuming he signs it. His cap hit will be $14.5 million in 2018 if he doesn’t reach a long-term deal with the Steelers prior to July 16, the deadline for tagged players to reach an extension. In terms of 2018 cap hits, the next highest paid running back is making $4 million less and that’s Jerick McKinnon, who signed with the 49ers this offseason. After him is LeSean McCoy ($8.95 million cap hit in 2018), then third-year running back Ezekiel Elliott who has a cap hit of $6.8 million due to being a top-five draft pick back in 2016. Lamar Miller rounds out the top five, coming in with a cap hit of $6.75 million.

Comparatively, the top-10 wide receivers with the highest cap hits in 2018 are all guys on at least their second NFL contracts and all are making more than $11.8 in 2018. The top-10 tight end cap hits also are all for guys on their second (or beyond) contracts and are all $6.75 million or more for the upcoming season.

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