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Kyle asked in SportsFootball (American) · 9 months ago

Is the NFL going to reset the rookie contract scale at some point?

It goes up each year, with 1st overall picks now getting guaranteed contracts in the $30 million range. are they going to do something to keep it from going higher? otherwise, it'll get up to the point where sam bradford and matt ryan got for their rookie contracts, which is why the new contract structure was put in place.

4 Answers

  • 9 months ago
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    They've already fought that battle and won it with the Union. The rookie scale now is limited to a specific percentage of the overall cap. And so yes, as the cap in general rises, so too will rookie deals. But those deals are tiny in comparison with high end veteran deals. Teams deliberately trade up into the first round to get 5th year options because the deals are so advantageous.

  • 9 months ago

    Nfl is the only sport that doesn't fully guarantee money. They need to step up the game since the nfl player doesn't last long

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Need a new collective bargaining agreement. At this rate with the salary cap going up and up the bubble will have to burst at some point in time.

  • 9 months ago

    It goes up because the salary cap goes every year. Since there is a salary cap, it’s a non issue anyways. If rookies didn’t get the money, veterans would, and unless you’re a NFL player it wouldn’t impact you.

    • Ice9 months agoReport

      Never said you couldn’t ask the question. Just stating it has little impact on the game. Don’t be so defensive.

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