Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy may be too much of a luxury to keep around as he apparoaches free agency in March.
With money tied up with quarterback Cam Newton and salary cap issues, the only option may be to franchise him to the tune of $12 million, something Hardy would of course have no problem with. General manager Dave Gettleman reportedly seems to think otherwise.
"It's a football game. It's a game, so you really can't put too much stock in stressing about something like that," he told Around The League at Radio Row, per NFL.com. "I'm in the best position of my life regardless of what happens, so I definitely believe in letting my agent and my manager and my people handle that and I can focus on football and entertaining you guys."
How can the Panthers reach the Super Bowl, they asked Hardy, who broke the franchise record with 15 sacks in 2013.
"Give me a phone call and offer me a crapload of money," he said. "That's all. Nothing too serious."