If Brady earns less than Stafford, system is broken
By Bob Kravitz, The Indianapolis Star
Says Colts President Bill Polian- "Drafting early has become a huge economic liability. (Commissioner Roger Goodell) talked about $600 million committed to players in the first round and $400 million of which is guaranteed. That has tilted the draft dramatically.
"When you're drafting up high, you're risking a tremendous amount of money in a process that's far from exact. If you bat slightly better than .500 in the draft, and that means the entire seven rounds plus collegiate free agency, the likelihood is that you're going to make the playoffs. Those are not odds that I want to bet $400 million on."