Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ryan's Contract Irks Vets

Tennessee Titans center Kevin Mawae believes that rookies are paid way too much money. So does Broncos safety John Lynch.

Things like the record contract signed by Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan have set off the veterans who believe that record contracts should only be given to guys who have actually played a down of NFL football.


"As a guy who has been in the league for 14 now going on 15 years and being around other veteran guys, for a young guy to get paid that kind of money and never steps foot on an NFL football field, it's a little disheartening to think of," Mawae said. "It makes it tough for a guy who's proven himself to say 'I want that kind of money' when the owners, all they're going to say is, 'Well, you weren't a first-round pick.'"


This means that the player's association will likely accept some sort of a rookie salary cap, if it means more compensation for themselves. While this will be bad for some rookies, won't anybody think of the real victims here:

Player agents.

Just think, if the agents aren't able to negotiate these huge rookie deals, how are they going to continue to whipe their bungs with $100 bills? In fact, some rookies might not even need agents if these prices are slotted. Seriously, this just can't happen. Think of all of the great things that player agents have done for the NFL. This must be stopped.

Won't somebody please think of the agents?

4 comments:

Robster said...

I'm sure USC's boosters back this 100%. They can't stand competition.

Jack Gonzo, MD said...

Funny, even with a rookie salary cap (which I'm for) it still wouldn't help the Redskins since they only spend their money on over-hyped or washed up players.

No Brumski said...

In a just world, Drew Rosenhaus would have starved to death long ago.

Diane said...

"As a guy who has been in the league for 14 now going on 15 years and being around other veteran guys, for a young guy to get paid that kind of money and never steps foot on an NFL football field, it's a little disheartening to think of," Mawae said.

Really? You mean like how the broken down guys who played in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s feel when they see how much the current brood of spoiled NFL players make?