Game 1 of the doubleheader underway on @IvyOnESPN
“% cap type of deal” is a myth, and was never anyone’s goal. I’m talking about guarantees. People and players routinely wonder why there aren’t more guarantees in NFL contracts, and one big reason is that players like Wilson don’t insist on them when they have the leverage.
@DanGrazianoESPN To do a % of cap type of deal, it would be impossible to know how to budget beyond one year with the cap changing year to year. And with gambling money coming, nobody has a clue what it will be in a few years. Maybe we’ll see that type of deal after cap becomes more predictable.
Again, this is the way the league wants you to think.
You’re talking about the way the league thinks. I’m talking about what it would take to change it.
Have had good convos with people on this. Two takeaways: Unusual deals get done under unusual circumstances. Cousins, for example. The rest are mostly boring (4/140 was the Wilson $ an agent predicted in December). Top QBs value their legacies in markets. https://t.co/ovLI3iWiUp
more often than not it's the small things in life that provide the most fulfillment..thanks for tuning in..appreciate that
Of course it is. The teams make infinitely more than the players do. There is no real “need” for a salary cap. Teams impose it to maintain control over workers’ salaries and, by extension, their profit margins. And they succeed in convincing customers it’s for the best.
This is exactly the way the owners want the fans and players to think.
And this is a dumb analysis. This is what these guys make. Same with movie stars, pop stars, etc. “Worth” is such a bizarre term in these cases.
This is a smart analysis. As huge as Wilson’s contract is, it’s another example (as were Luck, Rodgers, etc) of a player exercising something less than the full extent of his leverage. Wilson could have shaken up the system, if he’d wanted to.