Does JaMarcus Russell Prove That The NFL Needs A Rookie Salary Cap?

July 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Many, including myself, firmly believe that professional athletes in today's society are paid too much money for a service that impacts the world, as a whole, in few other ways aside from mere entertainment. 
In my mind, the worst case of this corrupted system is the NFL Draft, where first round picks, and in particular the top ten selections, are rewarded with contracts worth enormous sums of guaranteed money.
The biggest issue I, personally, have with the system is how all of these multi-millionaires are unproven commodities who may or may not have success in the league. A prime example of a player who has been of the latter, to say the least, is QB JaMarcus Russell.
The Oakland Raiders drafted the former LSU quarterback with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft. At the time, countless people were skeptical of their choice, primarily because it was based on potential.
After his combine workout, some so-called draft experts claimed that Russell ha...

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