aaawall91 wrote:I'm a firm believer in incentive-based contract for ROOKIES.
Other than that I'm okay with the system as is.
Although I'm not a huge fan of teams being able to cut there losses with a player at any time, there really isn't much of a way around that in the NFL due to the nature of the game.
I agree with everything but that last part. If a player can have his contract, agreed to in good faith, revoked at any time by the other party without his agreement, there MUST be a similar power available for the player's side. Holding out is a bad counter-weight, because team's can fine them for not being present, which defeats the whole purpose of holding out. That would be like saying, if a player holds out because the team won't pay him the going rate, then the contract (or that year's portion) becomes guaranteed.