The Buffalo Bills put in a five-year offer sheet for Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay, a source confirmed to ESPN.com Tuesday night. According to the Buffalo News, the contract is worth $38 million.
The Dolphins now have five days to match the contract or let Clay walk. So what should Miami do?
I asked Dolphins fans for their opinion via Twitter on Clay’s situation. Here is a sample of responses:
@JamesWalkerNFL gotta let him walk at that price. Needed to get him locked up a little cheaper. Would have loved to see him with Cameron.
— Kevin Burger (@mytmytdolfan) March 18, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL losing Clay won't hurt IF Cameron can stay healthy. But that's a big IF.
— Tyler Farley (@DCsJoker) March 18, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL after thinking about it, Bills can have him. He was good for us but not that good. Spend it on a FA WR/OL
— Teddy Loewendick (@TheOnlyTeddyL) March 18, 2015
— Scott Davis (@hsdavis5) March 18, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL by not removing the tag, Miami forced A division rival to drastically over pay a TE to a bad contract
— Brt Yrs (@Byarr15) March 18, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL too much money, knee problems, 12 mil next year, love the guy but pass.
— johjoh (@JerzeyJ3) March 18, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL well as much as I love me some charles Clay HE GONE or he better be
— charlie morehead (@Mascabeza7027) March 18, 2015
@JamesWalkerNFL clay had 1 good year and was hurt all year last year. Sims and Cameron are already here. Let him walk for that amount
— Jon Russell (@JonRussell91) March 18, 2015
The general consensus from Dolphins fans is Buffalo overpaid for Clay. It makes sense, because the Bills, who lost their top two tight ends in free agency, need Clay more than the Dolphins, who signed 2013 Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron as insurance.
Either way, the Dolphins have the rest of the week to make a decision. My take is Miami should let Clay walk for various reasons that you can see here.