Here’s a look at the NFC West..
- Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times wonders how a new deal for Cam Newton could impact Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The deal could make things more difficult between Seattle and Wilson or, at the least, will reset the floor, much in the way that Ryan Tannehill‘s deal did in May. Considering that Newton has a 31-33-1 record and just one playoff win in four years as a starter, Wilson could get substantially more than he did.
- Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap looked at Michael Bennett‘s contract and the decision facing the Seahawks. Bennett signed his contract just one year ago, but he likely regretted putting pen to paper after he watched DeMarcus Ware, Jared Allen, and other veteran defensive ends cash in big just weeks later. At the same time, the Seahawks set a precedent for renegotiating deals when they caved on their contract dispute with Marshawn Lynch. That probably helped give Bennett some additional confidence in his stare down with the front office. Since Seattle doesn’t want to make renegotiating the norm, Fitzgerald expects that this conflict will drag on until late in the summer.
- Jonathan Cooper is out to prove to the Cardinals that he was worth being chosen with the No. 7 overall pick in 2013, Bob Baum of The Associated Press writes.