Which player should get a big check from Pats?

Which player should get a big check from Pats?
March 19, 2014, 3:30 pm
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Which one of these three players is most deserving of about $10 million?

Let's go shopping, shall we? Great. Glad to have you aboard.

The money can only be spent on one of three players: free-agent defensive end Jared Allen, Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson or Vince Wilfork.

Allen is looking for about $10 million on the open market. Jackson would need to be acquired via trade, but he still has three years and $30 million remaining on his current deal. Wilfork carries an $11.6 million cap hit in 2014 and will be paid $7.5 million on his current deal.

Who would you pay (approximately) $10 million in 2014? Remember you can only pick one. Leave a comment with your answer!

On Arbella Early Edition, CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran, WEEI's Kirk Minihane and SportsNet Central's Mike Giardi made their picks.

Curran called rumors of the Eagles shopping Jackson to the Patriots or 49ers, "a stalking horse move by someone within the Eagles organization. How come no one says the Cardinals and Jags are interested in trading for DeSean Jackson?"

He then made his pick among the three.

"No to Vince. DeSean Jackson, I had to think long and hard about," Curran said, before ultimately settling on him ahead of Allen, who was the pick of Minihane.

"We're talking one-year deal?" Minihane said. "Allen. Guaranteed production."

Said Curran: "Guaranteed production, but how many touchdowns is he going to score for your team?"

Giardi wasn't sold on Jackson.

"DeSean Jackson can run three routes and he's 5-9," he said. "I'm 5-9."

Curran's reply: "But he can also run past the best corners in the league with those routes. What did Randy Moss run?"

Said Giardi: " He's also 6-5 so when you throw the ball up there he can go get it."

Curran, while still skeptical of a potential Jackson-to-Pats deal, said, "I still think I'd take little DeSean Jackson burning down the field."