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2020 NFL Off-season

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

  2. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    It's the best sports-related idea I've heard in ages. Being able to pay your homegrown talent while not having to cut corners everywhere else would be great for fans.
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Great retro song too by Player.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Don't most teams kind of "cap themselves?" You'll see two $15m qbs, a $25m guy and a $5m guy, a $30m guy and a rookie. Nice having a cap though to justify dumping a vet for a rookie. And to save yourself from having to cut your best defensive player because you overspent at QB.
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It's a ridiculous idea. It basically puts quarterbacks into a company union. They'll sell their teammates out time after time. Also, it's of questionable legality. Most of all, it sets up a total easy way for a new league to get started. Don't forget, the AFL-NFL merger came about when the AFL signed Roman Gabriel and John Brodie to contracts effective when their NFL deals ran out.
  7. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    How are they going to sell out their teammates when the whole point of this is to make sure their teams have cap room to pay their teammates?
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Yeah, just like the rookie cap. That was supposed to help the vets, and all it did was make sure more of them got cut so as to keep the payroll down for cheaper players. A Screen Actors Guild without the biggest stars in Hollywood would have limited bargaining power.
  9. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    That makes no sense. Players' share of revenue is what it is. Veterans were tired of seeing a big chunk of it going to unproven rookies. That money is still being spent. Who are they spending it on if not veterans? Rosters still only have 53 players.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Top 10 players get paid. The rest, well, if a rook can do the job almost as well, he's under contract for way less, so he gets the job. Check it out next August. For that matter, check out the releases come this March.
  11. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    How many of those releases are spurred by outlandish quarterback contracts?
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  12. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    They're not outlandish. They reflect the importance of the job, just like a bankable Hollywood star. The salary cap itself is the problem for the players, one they agreed to in collective bargaining, I admit. No way this will ever happen. If QBs aren't paid up front, they'll get paid under the table.
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