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Postby Kareighuis » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:56 pm

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."
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Re: USAToday- rookie salary scale

Postby mattb47 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:18 pm

Good article and I agree 100% that they need to implement some sort of cap for it to be a reasonable system. Maybe not as set and rigid as the NBA system but one that limits the total value like this going through the roof...it's possible they could have some sort of system similar to how they do the franchise tag where they do it by position along with being by where they are drafted so that they can be paid more or less compared to what that position is paid in the NFL and how high they are being drafted.
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