Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 2/28/13
William Beatty had a very good season last year and left tackles don’t grow on trees, I know that. ProFootballFocus’ 12th ranked offensive tackle this season, Beatty committed 11 penalties, but allowed just 3 sacks and 22 combined hits and hurries, while making 15 of 16 starts on the incredibly valuable blindside. However, this is a classic case of paying for one year. It’s always important to consider where a guy was a year ago. In Beatty’s first 3 years in the NFL after being taken in the 2nd round in the 2009 NFL Draft, he was solid in limited action, but could never stay on the field. In those 3 seasons, he played just over a full season’s worth of snaps, 1261. If he stays healthy and plays like he did last season, Beatty will be worth this 7.75 million dollar yearly salary over 5 years (5 years 38.75 million), but that’s a big if and 19 million guaranteed is a lot to commit to someone with his injury history. Finally, as rare as it normally is to see a franchise left tackle a...
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