NFL Free Agency: Uncapped Year Not the Bounty the Players Hope for

February 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The uncapped year. It's something NFL players have been dreaming about for quite some time.  Franchises unrestricted by the limitations of the league's stringent salary cap.  Huge, baseball sized contracts and $200 million payrolls.  Daniel Snyder on overload.
The late NFLPA leader Gene Upshaw used to threaten the NFL with the thought of it, sending the owners shaking in their boots.  Upshaw would say, "If the cap goes, it's never coming back."
The thought of billionaires like Jerry Jones, Daniel Snyder, and Paul Allen sending salaries out of whack were enough to get the owners to commit to a deal that commits 60 percent of the NFL's profits to player salaries and has caused the dark cloud that hovers over the league like an impending thunderstorm.
The rumbling you here isn't brought on by lightning, but the discontent of the NFL franchises in the smaller markets that can't keep up with the salary floor, and nowhere near it's ceiling.
The climate has changed f...

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