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  • Bradford to get Record Deal?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...with-bradford/

    "Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that negotiations between the franchise that has won six games in three years and the agents for quarterback Sam Bradford began on Friday, and that the two sides are "expected to lay the groundwork for what will be the richest deal in NFL history."
    $45-$50 million guaranteed.....honestly, it's absurd.

    As far as I'm concerned, a rookie wage scale can't come soon enough. With any luck, this will be the last year for this kind of BS. No rookie in any sport should ever make more than any other player in the league is currently getting.

    In fact, I'd say no rookie, even the #1 pick, should make any more than the average of the players at his position gets in a yearly salary, with a reasonable part of it guaranteed for injury.

    Please tell me I'm not the only person who has a major problem with this? I mean...I knew Bradford was going to get a lot of money, but form him to be highest paid player in NFL history? Sam ************* Bradford? Seriously?

    How did the NFL ever get to this point? I just read yesterday that the most a team is required to offer a draft pick is a 1 year deal at the rookie minimum (~$300,000.) How did that grow to this point? Anyone???

  • #2
    Originally posted by BeerBaron View Post
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...with-bradford/



    $45-$50 million guaranteed.....honestly, it's absurd.

    As far as I'm concerned, a rookie wage scale can't come soon enough. With any luck, this will be the last year for this kind of BS. No rookie in any sport should ever make more than any other player in the league is currently getting.

    In fact, I'd say no rookie, even the #1 pick, should make any more than the average of the players at his position gets in a yearly salary, with a reasonable part of it guaranteed for injury.

    Please tell me I'm not the only person who has a major problem with this? I mean...I knew Bradford was going to get a lot of money, but form him to be highest paid player in NFL history? Sam ************* Bradford? Seriously?

    How did the NFL ever get to this point? I just read yesterday that the most a team is required to offer a draft pick is a 1 year deal at the rookie minimum (~$300,000.) How did that grow to this point? Anyone???
    lack of balance in the negotiations. the team has all the importance in the world to not only get a deal done but to get a deal done soon whilst the player has little to no interest in a quick deal. in the long run getting on the field early is not of great interest cuz by the time a new contract comes around the player will have enough years under their belt anyway


    Saints 2014 draft wish list:
    - No pass rusher till the fourth round (or preferably at all)
    - Corner or Wideout in the first
    - No reaching
    - No Kelvin Benjamin

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    • #3
      I completely agree with you, this is destroying the league. I'm a big fan of Bradford, but seriously? Draft picks shouldn't earn this much, it's just ********. This just helps them to lose their mind with all the money they get.
      "Not only is Polamalu the best player in the AFC North, but I feel he's the best defensive player in the entire NFL. No defender in the league combines world-class athleticism, smarts, fundamentals, natural football instincts and the knack for big plays better than Polamalu."

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      • #4
        I'm in favor of a slotted rookie salary. It'll stop this inflation, and prevent holdouts (unless someone wants to pull an Elway or Eli Manning).

        But, I still think they should get very good money. Because believe it or not, high price rookie contracts help the veteran players. Since the vets will come with cheaper contracts, teams will be more willing to sign them in FA rather than drafting a rookie to fill the position. If the rookie contracts are cheaper than the vet contracts, then teams will always draft rookies instead of signing vets because they'll not only get a cheaper player but also a younger one.

        So should Bradford be the richest player in history? Hell to the no. But he and all the rookies still need big enough contracts to keep the balance fair between young rookies and older vets. Although it needs to be stated that outside the Top 10 1st RD picks, the contracts aren't obscene at all.
        Still Team The Ke$ha!!!

        [@TDWinstead]
        Originally posted by MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
        Damn Ke$ha is sexy.

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        • #5
          I'm okay with this because the white man stole all of his people's land.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wicket View Post
            lack of balance in the negotiations. the team has all the importance in the world to not only get a deal done but to get a deal done soon whilst the player has little to no interest in a quick deal. in the long run getting on the field early is not of great interest cuz by the time a new contract comes around the player will have enough years under their belt anyway
            I'll give you that to an extent.....but I just don't get how it was allowed to get this far. There was once a time when many teams didn't even keep their rookies on their team. I remember watching a show on NFLN a few years ago about the Redskins back in the 70s and out of something like 16 rookies drafted over 12 rounds, they didn't keep a single one of them out of camp.

            I realize times have changed quite a bit, but how players who have never played a down started getting paid more..and more...and more...until they're now being the highest paid player in the league? It baffles me.

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            • #7
              It's what the market is creating. Every year a thread on the first overall pick will be created saying zomggzzz biggest contract everzzz
              my scent?...like making love to a lumberjack
              <TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
              <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
              <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
              Originally posted by Hermstheman83
              What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bored of education View Post
                It's what the market is creating. Every year a thread on the first overall pick will be created saying zomggzzz biggest contract everzzz
                Right but.....this one literally will be the biggestzzzzzz everzzzzzz. Sam Bradford will be making more money than any current player. The multi-time SB winners, the future HoFers....all of em.

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                • #9
                  that's a lot of money for a guy who was hurt all last year. the rams are basically betting five years of their club's future that they got the pick right.

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                  • #10
                    I think this is hilarious actually. 50 million dollars, and he could suck everytime he steps on the field, but for 50 million dollars he's set for life.





                    Originally posted by Scott Wright
                    I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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                    • #11
                      meh it is what it is. the owners pay it the agents want it the player gets it etc
                      my scent?...like making love to a lumberjack
                      <TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
                      <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
                      <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
                      Originally posted by Hermstheman83
                      What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LonghornsLegend View Post
                        I think this is hilarious actually. 50 million dollars, and he could suck everytime he steps on the field, but for 50 million dollars he's set for life.
                        It's so true....once he puts pen to paper, he could throw a pick on every one of his pass attempts and be rich beyond most people's wildest dreams.

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                        • #13
                          I also want a rookie scale, and fast. It's downright preposterous that a franchise is financially tied to a player who has not only not participated in any games, but in any significant team activity (be it practice, training camp, etc.) The point of the draft is to help struggling teams improve by allowing them to pick high, but struggling teams need cap room to sign free agents and improve.

                          The league should simply define how much a player earns depending on where they're drafted. Every single first overall pick gets the same deal, every second overall pick gets the same deal, and so on. That way, there are no stupid rookie holdouts, and there are virtually no obstacles when it comes to signing them.

                          Props to clover_jeez!

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                          • #14
                            I saw this and laughed. Scaling system start then add 3-5% each year to the picks to grow with it.

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                            • #15
                              so an inflationaryesque wage scale?
                              my scent?...like making love to a lumberjack
                              <TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
                              <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
                              <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
                              Originally posted by Hermstheman83
                              What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.

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