Davidess wrote:Sucks because Shead could've had a major payday this year had he not got such a substantial injury
Shead is a RFA (howbeit untendered) so his hypothetical payday (had he not got such a substantial injury) would not have been that major.
Hard to know exactly what his payday would have been had he not been injured. If the team had tendered him, I'm betting it would have been a 2nd round tender at $2.746 million. He would probably garner a Tracy Porter/ Jeremy Lane level contract as a UFA (in the 5 million per year, 4 year range). As a 2nd round tendered RFA, he probably is looking at offers in the 3-4 million range.
If I was to bet on it, I would have bet on him signing the tender and hitting unrestricted free agency in 2018.
Oh, and you probably realize this, but, since he wasn't tendered, he is no longer a RFA. He is an unrestricted free agent.