Being that Nicks isn't having a stellar season could there be a hometown discount coming? I also have reviewed all the games very carefully this season and it does indeed seems to have lost a step or may not be fully healthy. There is no way in hell he should try to demand more than 6 mil a season.
Some teams this season are still paying close attention to him in the form of bracketing. Maybe with a draft pick and free agent pickups this line could be fixed to allow Eli to really tap the potential of this we core.