Contract Killer

by - June 15, 2010 - - Comment Now »

Football should probably be illegal. I’m not really even kidding. I love the NFL but the players are literally putting their bodies and future on the line every time they take the field. I wouldn’t/won’t let my kids play it.

It’s for this reason and the savage hypocrisy that is the NFL contract why I never fault a player for trying to get paid after outperforming his current deal. That is certainly the case for Darrelle Revis. If NFL owners can tear up a contract because a player didn’t meet their standards or got injured, then why can’t a player do the same if he’s proven his worth?

Revis is protesting his contract by sitting out plays at mini-camp. He wants to be the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. He is the best cornerback in the NFL (you can argue he is the best player period). I don’t see the problem with this. It isn’t his fault that the Raiders set the market high with Nnamdi Asomugha.

According to Revis, the Jets offers haven’t included guaranteed money. If true, that is ridiculous. Guaranteed money is why guys renegotiate contracts. As I outlined before, the rest of the contract is totally up in the air. You never know when someone is going to get injured or a team is going to decide to get rid of them. Guaranteed money is all they have.

Yes, football players make a lot of money. They also give up their physical well being so that we can be entertained. The NFL is one of the biggest cash cows on Earth. The least owners can do is take care of the guys who truly deserve it.

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