Will Sam Bradford’s Contract Be Cheaper Than Matt Stafford’s?

July 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL entry draft (along with a lot of other first-round picks) has not been signed, yet. Nobody knows why. After all most teams agree to terms with the first overall pick in a draft before drafting him. It seems like the logical thing to do, and I support it, but the Rams may have a very good reason to not sign him quickly.
The NFL is entering the final year of its CBA, and right now one of the major issues the NFL has with the NFLPA is that the rookies are making so much money. Matt Stafford already makes as much as some of the richest quarterbacks in the NFL.
The NFL has argued the NFLPA cannot contest this as the draft picks are not yet part of the NFLPA, which means the NFLPA should not represent them. I think this is wrong because the moment you are signed, you are a member of the NFLPA. So this process affects future NFLPA members and so they should be fighting for their rights.
Even with that argument I don't think anyone can d...

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