In comment 13856398
| For $20 million a season.
You are not wrong in that.
So, looking at these deals based on the percentage of the cap, when Antonio Brown signed last year, his deal was for 10.18% of the salary cap (then $167 million.)
Evans' deal with the new cap ($177.2 million) is for 9.31% of the salary cap.
If one projects Odell to be better than Evans, but just slightly below Brown, this would put the ask at 9.74% (splitting the % difference) assuming the salary cap for 2019 goes up by the same percentage it did this year (6.11%). This translates into a yearly deal of $18.35 million.
I see some fans/posters have had a sticker shock when they see the $20 million number. But when you project future NFL revenues/salary cap and the percentage of the cap his WR peers are signing for, his request actually makes reasonable sense.