NFL Contracts so fickle?

Why are NFL contracts so fickle? Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick got huge contracts and then a year later both are gone. This would never happen in baseball. An MLB team does a contract and almost always the player stays with the team. If NFL contracts are canceled so easily, what makes them this way?

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  • Tony
    Lv 4
    7 years ago
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    MLB contracts are 100% guaranteed, so if the player doesn't perform the team still has to pay him, unless they can trade him. In the NFL, contracts are not fully guaranteed, so teams can cut an under performing player to save some money. The NFL also has a salary cap, so teams have to worry about getting under the cap and may cut a player to do so.

  • R
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    thats one of the main differences, in MLB the contracts are guarnteed meaning once they sign player will get that full amount...thats what hurts baseball financially

    in football the players can get cut whenever during the cointract and only be owed up tot hat date (or more later if the bines was deffered etc...) and thus why NFl more fincanially sound

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