Greg Hardy saying he now wants a “big number”

Remember when we told you that Panthers DE Greg Hardy wanted to give Carolina a little bit of a hometown discount? That might not be the case anymore.

“It’s all about the numbers with me. I don’t really have an end game to where I want to hustle or play around or play the market,” Hardy said. “I want a big number that I worked for, nothing imaginary. And if you don’t believe me, tell me what you want me to do and I’ll go do it for you. And then give me my number and we’ll be good.”

“It’s still discounted. If you take $10 million off $110 million, it’s still $100 million,” Hardy said. “That’s not the case, but you know what I’m saying? It’s a number, it’s not ridiculous. But I want to be compensated and I want it to be what I deserve. And I will take a franchise tag if that’s what it takes to get it done.”

Hardy had a career season, as many players in contract years do, recording 15 sacks this season with 7 of those coming in the last two weeks. Hardy says he’s fine getting franchise tagged but we will see what his agent says about that.

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