Carlos Rogers Wants A Contract Extension With 49ers, And I'm Happy For Him

This story by Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area on Carlos Rogers wanting a long-term contract with the 49ers is probably something Washington Redskins fans might want to read about. The former Redskins' cornerback is on a one-year contract after the Redskins decided they didn't want him back, and is having the best year of his career. He already has a career-high three interceptions, and Pro Football Focus ranks him as the second-best cornerback in football behind Darrelle Revis.

Rogers hasn't been quite that good this year, but he's definitely been better than any cornerback the Redskins currently employ. Does that mean the Redskins made a mistake not keeping him?

Here's where we have to remember that human beings are involved. The whole cliche that a player needs a change of scenery to prosper? Sometimes that actually does apply.

In this case, Rogers left Washington in a poor peace of mind. You may remember his January interview where he said he didn't feel like he had a fair chance in D.C. You also may remember when he said in May that he's always been seen as the No. 2 guy in D.C., which got DeAngelo Hall annoyed. Even if the Redskins had given him the kind of financial compensation he wanted, it would have been an uphill battle for Rogers to overcome the past in his own head.

Instead, he went elsewhere, got a fresh start and has shown his skills. I'm happy for him, because I think he was unappreciated in D.C.. But just because it has happened in San Francisco doesn't mean it would have happened in D.C.

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