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  • #31
    i think NFL should put a rookie cap, for the most part these teams who lose year and year out are forced to pay these insane high contract amounts to players who havent even proven anything in this league. Its not like its easy to trade out of these top 5 spots when it comes to draft day, due to these high contract amounts. I can see how teams who are financially set on a player and turns into a bust be set back 5+ years because of the deal.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Shockey+Manning=Shocking View Post
      I agree we need an NBA style pay scale, but the issue is that football is a physical sport that has less of a player shelf life then other sports. I can remember hearing that avg NFL career is 4 years. So what happens to the player that gets hurt then? Do we say too bad, your young, you can bounce back? Or do we have a sick health care for those players even though they were in the league for so little time? Alot of issues comes about by having an NBA type pay scale, but I agree, these contracts are getting out of hand. I feel like it's almost a burden having a top pick, when it's actually supposed to help you. I mean it still can help a team, but comes with a huge price. I would say have a max 3-4 year rookie contract and that way it gives the team a chance to see what they have before offering a huge pay day to them. If they dont want to, then they are still young enough to go somewhere else.
      You would have to have short contracts with a pay scale. You could give rookies a 3 year deal and then they become RFAs. You'd have to get rid of poison pills too. The players would benefit by becoming free agents sooner, and while first round picks might earn less, other players who've earned the money would benefit.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Basileus777 View Post
        You would have to have short contracts with a pay scale. You could give rookies a 3 year deal and then they become RFAs. You'd have to get rid of poison pills too. The players would benefit by becoming free agents sooner, and while first round picks might earn less, other players who've earned the money would benefit.
        ive always thought 3 years with an option for a 4th is plenty to evaluate a rookie.

        in most instances, we know whether a guy will be good or not by his 3rd year in the league, and at that point he would be cut or resigned to a longer term deal accordingly anyway.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Kurve View Post
          i think NFL should put a rookie cap, for the most part these teams who lose year and year out are forced to pay these insane high contract amounts to players who havent even proven anything in this league. Its not like its easy to trade out of these top 5 spots when it comes to draft day, due to these high contract amounts. I can see how teams who are financially set on a player and turns into a bust be set back 5+ years because of the deal.
          There's only a certain amount of money that you can spend on rookies. So there is a cap, essentially.

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          • #35
            Good for both sides ya its crazy money but it is what it is.

            I hope this gets the ball rolling for the rest of the rookies.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by DraftKidWonder View Post
              Matt Ryan has signed a 6 year deal worth 72 million dollars, according to ESPNews.

              From what I know he's the first rookie to sign. This is a big deal considering it took Quinn and Russell forever to get a contract done, so the question is now, will he start week 1?
              if he proves he is the starter in TC and preseason, yes. if he doesn't then it's Redman. Harrington is the #3. I believe Ryan will start day one though.

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              • #37
                They have GOT to do something about rookie cap restrictions, seriously...They go up every year, eventually it gets to the point that a team will be paying 40 million guaranteed to a guy who could end up a bust...Thats crippling.





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                I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by LonghornsLegend View Post
                  They have GOT to do something about rookie cap restrictions, seriously...They go up every year, eventually it gets to the point that a team will be paying 40 million guaranteed to a guy who could end up a bust...Thats crippling.
                  At this pace it will be 2010 that rookie will be gaureenteed 40 mill
                  07 Russell 31
                  08 Ryan 34.5
                  09 38
                  10 42

                  The Rookie contracts will eventually destroy the draft at this pace.

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                  • #39
                    how bad could it get though....as long as the cap goes up proportionately, there wont be a problem.

                    but if that were stop, could we see a time where the teams at the very top just refuse to pick? forfeit thier pick or something?

                    would be scary stuff for a draft fan....signability would be come the #1 reason for players being drafted.

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                    • #40
                      haha, the Falcons are screwed with a 72 million dollar overrated qb for 6 years.


                      but hey, he has good character.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
                        haha, the Falcons are screwed with a 72 million dollar overrated qb for 6 years.


                        but hey, he has good character.
                        i know right, lol.

                        i never had anything against him as a person, i just didn't want him on my bears...

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
                          haha, the Falcons are screwed with a 72 million dollar overrated qb for 6 years.


                          but hey, he has good character.
                          lol I agree.

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                          • #43
                            The Giants, despite the hype he has been given, have a QB who has never had a 80 passer rating for a season, lead the NFC in interceptions last year, and has a bad completion percentage. Hell, his stats, despite having all the tools around him, have been extrodinarily mediocre.

                            Don't get me started on the Bears QBs.

                            Not trying to start an arguement, but bashing a guy before he steps on the field is going a bit too far.
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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by BamaFalcon59 View Post
                              The Giants, despite the hype he has been given, have a QB who has never had a 80 passer rating for a season, lead the NFC in interceptions last year, and has a bad completion percentage. Hell, his stats, despite having all the tools around him, have been extrodinarily mediocre.

                              Don't get me started on the Bears QBs.

                              Not trying to start an arguement, but bashing a guy before he steps on the field is going a bit too far.
                              you mean the bears QB where one has a 66% career winning percentage and managed to not lose a division title as a rookie and the other one who played in superbowl? those guys?

                              people forget that grossman can be anywhere from decent to good with adequate protection and when the guy im pulling for, KO, starts, the bears win twice as many as they lose

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by BeerBaron View Post
                                you mean the bears QB where one has a 66% career winning percentage and managed to not lose a division title as a rookie and the other one who played in superbowl? those guys?

                                people forget that grossman can be anywhere from decent to good with adequate protection and when the guy im pulling for, KO, starts, the bears win twice as many as they lose
                                Any decent QB would have won a Superbowl with that defense and running game. Saying otherwise is being a homer.

                                But, I'm not trying to argue.
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