I cant see Nikorima going as a priority by any stretch.
Even if he was only regarded as a back up to the first string halves he is already an upgrade on Sean O'Sullivan. He has added utility value covering hooker.
The issue seems to be when Kodi played well it brought expectation that he couldnt keep delivering on consistently. If he is a back up with no expectation on his shoulders for 1 year (until he goes to Dolphins?) he could be extremely valuable to our team. Much like Milford showed in the last 5-6 games of his bronco contract.....