What does Vic Beasley need to do?
Now that we have all the numbers, we can figure out realistic expectations for Beasley this year.
At $9.5 million and assuming the cost of sacks is $1.1 million per sack, then that means that the Titans are paying him like a guy who should get 8-9 sacks this season.
With the goal in mind, the next question is can he do it?
Well, we are talking about the NFL’s leader in sacks in 2016, so of course it is possible. In fact, since 2016 Beasley has had at least 5 sacks in every season and he is averaging more than 8 sacks per year and he had 8 sacks in 2019.
On top of that, he is a freak athlete (more on that in a second) that had great production in college. In his final two years at Clemson, Beasley ended up with 40 TFLs and 22 sacks. That is incredible sustained production as a disruptive force on the line.
Back to the athleticism, look at how he tested:
With all that said, if Vic Beasley wants to earn the contract he signed this year then he needs at least 8 sacks, which is completely possible. If he wants to earn a big contract for the future, all he needs to do is live up to his incredible athleticism and production, and be the guy he was in 2016.