First, I understand the negatives of restructuring somebody's deal with 2 years remaining. Supposedly, everyone will want to restructure after having a great year. However, he is grossly outperforming his current 4 year, $2.318m deal. He started outperforming this deal the first time he stepped on the field. Who knows what kind of numbers he could have had in limited snaps last year if Joey P didn't keep sending him off the field, so he could continue his mediocrity.
Typically, if we has a 2nd year 5th-7th round pick, or a Rookie undrafted FA in his 2nd year, I wouldn't think they would do anything to his contract. However, he is 28 right now, and will turn 29 in January 2011. If he plays out his contract, then he will re-sign probably during the 2012 season when he is 30, almost 31.
So, the question is, do you think the FO will extend his contract another 4 years or so to lock him up until he is 34ish? If he has a monster year and finishes with 17 or 20 sacks, do you think this is even a thought?