Sorry, I forgot that he has 1 year left. But do you think that we should renew him at 10mil + a year at that point?
Two years actually. He's signed through the 2014 season.
I don't know the exact terms of Abe's contract that he signed this off-season, but it's a 3-yr. $17 million deal at its base, and another $4 million is due in escalators. I'm assuming if he continues to play the way he has for the remainder of the year, he'll hit those escalators.
Presumably then, his cap hit over the next two years will be somewhere around $6-8 million each year.
I think Abe's talk of $$ way back in February was because he knows that the deal he signed this year was likely to be the final deal he'd sign with an NFL team, so his mindset was to maximize it.
So I think the Falcons and Abe all understand that the deal he got, is what he's going to get. No need to do anything on his contract. As long as Abe continues to perform, he'll continue to get paid, and then in 2015 he may hang it up. Hopefully by then we'll have found his replacement.