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The NFL’s Lunacy of Rookie Contracts

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Matthew Stafford will get nearly $42 million, no matter what he does in the NFL. To compare, during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, Larry Fitzgerald, one of the best overall players in the game today, will make a total of around $32 million. Let's break that down:

An established player who is young and perhaps the best at his position in the game, makes $32 million over two years.

A rookie has $42 million guaranteed, before you even get into the yearly salary.

There is an abundance of stupidity in the last few sentences I've written.

Given the fact that quarterbacks drafted in the first round are often a crapshoot (Akili Smith, anyone?), teams being forced to commit this much money and hoping they ...

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