Sunday, May 04, 2008

New @ Bleacherreport: NFL Rookie Salary Cap is Long Overdue

I've got a new article up at Bleacherreport.com: NFL Rookie Salary Cap is Long Overdue. Here's an excerpt:

As it stands now, the NFL pays based on projected talent, not actual production. Try applying this system of compensation to any other industry, and the ridiculousness is evident.
Imagine a lawyer, fresh out of college, being paid more than the senior partners of a law firm, or a first-year teacher being better compensated than a tenured professor. You can’t because it doesn’t happen. Outside the NFL, even in other major professional sports like the NBA or NHL, it doesn’t happen.