NFL PLAYER CONTRACTS???

Enough is enough. How can Matt Ryan have a better contract then Tom Brady? Well, this is the NFL and I know the answers but that does not make them correct. This is what should be done. 1) Rookies should have minimal guaranteed money and be heavily incentive based. For ex. A 7th round pick should get... show more Enough is enough. How can Matt Ryan have a better contract then Tom Brady? Well, this is the NFL and I know the answers but that does not make them correct. This is what should be done.

1) Rookies should have minimal guaranteed money and be heavily incentive based.
For ex. A 7th round pick should get a bonus if he makes it to the Pro Bowl and this bonus will be the average of all the Pro Bowl players for that position. While the veterans have this money as "guaranteed", the rookie was able to achieve it via "performance".
Ex. # 2: Anquan Boldin would not be so displeased had his agent worked out the incentives in his contract to make "Larry Fitzgerald" type money if he performed equally to Fitzgerald. While it would have been guaranteed for Fitzgerald, Boldin could still get it via incentives.

This is a much better system as professional sports is "performance based". You don't perform, you get cut. Period.
Update: There will never be a perfect system but there can be a more fair system. The base pay rises per every year in the league as you have proved your an NFL caliber player. The amount of guaranteed money rises by the number of years your in the league and the performance. This will aide a talented player on a bad... show more There will never be a perfect system but there can be a more fair system. The base pay rises per every year in the league as you have proved your an NFL caliber player. The amount of guaranteed money rises by the number of years your in the league and the performance. This will aide a talented player on a bad team. Like I said, there can never be a perfect system.
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