Redskins: Why re-signing Junior Galette makes sense
Galette wouldn’t be expensive
Edge Rushers are expensive and have proven to be expensive on the open market. Retaining Smith would have cost $13 million per year over four years, based on the contract he signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
Some considered Smith to be the top available edge rusher. But even still, several other players were able to land lucrative deals on the edge rush market, including Trey Flowers ($17 million per year) and Za’Darius Smith ($16 million per year).
With that market set, it may be expensive for the ‘Skins to sign any candidate. Even if they roll the dice on a guy with a history of injury but upside, like Shane Ray. He may still cost Washington $5 to $7 million annually.
Meanwhile, it only seems logical that the Redskins could retain Galette for cheap. He could sign a contract worth roughly two years and $4 million. That would provide the team with top-end talent that could play for 50 to 60 percent of snaps per game. For that price, it would be worth it.