NFL Rookie Contracts: How Much is Too Much?

July 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With first overall pick Sam Bradford signing a luxurious six-year, $78 million deal, and $50 million being guaranteed, he has set the record for the most guaranteed money in NFL history.
Having the potential to reach $86 million, Bradford becomes one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL.
Something doesn't sound right.
He has yet to take a snap in a NFL game, a preseason game, and not even in training camp.
The same thing happened last year with first overall pick Matthew Stafford signing a six-year, $72 million deal with $41.7 guaranteed and the potential to reach $78 million. 
Given there is no lockout, we can expect a quarterback picked first overall to receive a $100 million deal in two years.
What exactly have they done to deserve this again?
Granted, Stafford and Bradford have the potential to turn their franchises around, but with the recent news of JaMarcus Russell being released by the Oakland Raiders, Rodger Goodell needs to tak...

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