What is the deal with these players signing Multi-million-year contracts. These contracts are created to ensure job security and that White Bentley with the spinners, right? Apparently it can go in the other direction also. Didnt Hugh Douglas sign a monster contract along with all these other players, eventually to be cut, released, traded? Philly didnt wanna pay Douglas a season ago and he left to make the $$$$. Now he comes back to probably get less than what was probably offered to him last season.
My point is these multi year contracts dont mean JACK! One bad season and your contract is a strong as Toilet Paper with streaks marks...FLUSHED...
The only guaranteed $ is the signing bonus, right? Whats the point of a contract if these guys can be released at any moment?
This is also probably related to the whole issue of letting college players into the game early...Banning yong players allows Veterans a few more years of job security and keeps the college game intact..(whole different topic, but a good one)
For those individuals who think these guys are dumb for holding out for more $$$. Dont you understand this is their lively hood. Just like RYAN LEAF.He sucks and He knew it. He needed to milk the chargers while he still had the upperhand! They thought he was worth it and he Held out until he got paid!!! BIGG!! He had one shot and took it...He did the right thing made his money and got out...BIGGEST FLOP EVER IN ALL OF SPORTS...im a semi charger fan i know how much this loser hurt the chargers in the long run they are still paying for it. Leaf is dumb ass doornails but the Play he made to get paid was a GREAT MOVE, ONLY compliment Ryan Leaf has been given since he was drafted.OFF TOPIC do you know that he is a homewrecker and married a charger girl who was already engaged and she dumped this other guy to get with a Multi-Thousandnaire dumbass in Ryan leaf. what a dumb-biatch. aka DB
Anyways these guys are on a payscale much-much-much higher than most of us. Dont hate on them when they hold out for an extra million or two or for that insane signing Bonus(eli manning $20 million +). They never know when they are going to get cut even if they sign a 6 year $54 million contract. Its not guarentted especially for Veterans..