The answer: The Dallas Cowboys
The question: Who the hell would pay $11 million for a punter?
That's right, the team that told Vanderjagt to get lost gave Mat McBriar a five-year $8.5 million dollar deal, along with a $2.5 million signing bonus. Now I won't say that I can do what Mat (not a typo, by the way) can do - namely, catching a ball with seven or eight guys running at you and booting it 44 yards (McBriar's career average) in the other direction. But I do know that my uncle practiced punting in his back yard for a couple weeks and was able to walk on to the semi-pro team in Racine. So even if he is the best at what he does, is it really worth $2 million a year?
Regardless, the person I want to see interviewed right now is Tony Romo.
Tony, is McBriar going to be holding the snaps?
Hey Tone, what does it say about the Cowboys' confidence in your ability to run an offense if they go spend $11 million on a punter?
Hey, didn't the Cowboys give you a $2 million signing bonus in August? Not bad I guess, but they did give $500,000 more to a punter.
Are you going to be in Dallas long enough to see Mat play out his contract?
Seriously though, this is a brilliant move by the Cowboys. Any Packer fan will tell you that their fall from grace was a result of two key departures: Chris Jacke and Craig Hentrich.