Please be careful, NFL, with the Rookie Salary Cap.
Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:30 AM
The NFL OWNERS are using the older NFL PLAYERS against the younger NFL PLAYERS and they should be ashamed. Some of the better players would leave to play another sport if the NFL capped rookie salaries? Let me explain.
In the NFL you have a VERY SMALL window to play in in terms of time. Baseball you can play until 45 or even older. Same for golf too. Basketball you can play a little longer too. In all these said sports they have a far lessar chance of GETTING HURT AS WELL. Longevity in any sport usually means MORE MONEY as well. So with that said ......
If a rookie cap in football limits them to 1 million or less a year for the first 5 years, do you really think the NFL owners are going to pay 10 milliion for the next 4 to make up for it? No. Im sure that there are alot of players who will still play, but in my eyes, and alot of others, the OTHER SPORTS would be the way to go in terms of longevity and play time and more importantly .... MONEY.
If you want anything to be done, MAKE THE OWNERS have a limitied to0, but no less than 15 to 20 mill a year contract for the top 10 picks. I know alot of people think, "WELL THEY HAVENT DONE ANYTHING IN THE NFL!". No they didnt. But they wouldnt be picked in the top 10 if they werent the top 10 coming out of college. Playing college ball is NO picnic.
End of Line.
Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:33 AM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:38 AM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:56 AM
Check out ESPN the Mag breaking this down. Very in depth.
Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:48 PM
Something needed to be put into place.
Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:49 AM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:45 PM
Rookie salaries are out of control and the NFL is the only league that guarantees 21 year old kids 30+ million dollars before they have done a damn thing. You will see more trades at the top of the draft with a rookie scale. Franchises won't go bust because of 1 bad pick, and players will still be able to get the big payday. It's a win win.
Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:35 AM
Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:05 PM
What'll be interesting is if the UFL salaries come up and offer more money to rookies...
Yea, but they have to be careful because they could easily go broke.