Show Me The Money: Rookies vs. Veterans Who Deserves Top Dollar?

July 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Who wouldn't be smiling? If you're the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft you have it made, especially if you're a quarterback. You never have to set foot on an NFL field, never have to take one snap against an NFL defense, and you never have to prove yourself in the league, and you're paid like a future hall of fame player. They might as well have a stamp on their forehead that says, "I'm so paid", and we'll all know who the first overall pick is. Sam Bradford's contract with the St. Louis Rams is predicted to be over $100 million, with between $45-50 in guaranteed money. I'll say that again—guaranteed money. This 22-year-old quarterback hasn't even taken a snap as a St. Louis Ram, and he's getting paid more than Tom Brady, who has won three Superbowl rings, along with two Superbowl MVPs. That just doesn't sit well with me. This is not about picking on Sam Bradford. This has been a recent trend in the NFL, and it is only going to get worse as time goes on. It's seems c...

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