Thursday, April 14, 2011

NFL Rookie Pitch: 300m Away From The First Rounders

NEW YORK (AP)-The NFL wants to cut about 60 percent of salary guaranteed draft pick of the first round the block for five years and divert the savings to Veterans' salaries and benefits.

More than 525 million for the first round of payouts in 2010. The league wants to reduce this figure of $ 300 million, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Tenders League have made a total of over 1.2 billion four years until 2015-37500000 overalls per team and curb the growth of guarantee payments in the first round, which show the documents have increased by 233 percent from 2 to 1000

This drops as quarterback JaMarcus Russell ($ 32,000,000), Matt Leinart ($ 12,900,000), David Carr  ($ 15,000,000) and Joey Harrington  ($ 13,900,000 ) has been plenty of guaranteed payments were $ 367,000,000 in the last 10 projects.

Sure, Eli Manning  (24 million), Philip Rivers  (17.9 million) and Matt Ryan  (34.7 million) has not done too badly for their team .

It is guaranteed the money poured into the top 10 selections from 2000 was nearly $ 2 billion. Guaranteed payment of all first rounders 3.5 billion U.S. dollars. Average duration of the career of the first round pick in 1993 after 9.3 years.

Eagles president Joe Banner said the initial objective of the proposal is jeopardized by the costs associated with signing of top picks.

"The concept of the project and the order of the peaks is to maintain competitive balance in the league," said the flag. "Now, take high-level teams that have become so expensive and there is a risk that can fail, and makes the ability to trade in and out of these places almost impossible. It can be a disadvantage to be in one of the top. "

The owners, of course, are the ones offering the huge guaranteed bonuses.

During talks for a new collective bargaining agreement, the league also proposed eliminating holdouts by reducing the maximum allowable salary if a rookie isn’t signed when training camp begins. The NFL also suggested eliminating holdouts for all veterans by prohibiting renegotiations of contracts if a player holds out in the preseason.

The payment system does not include a rookie pay scale and allow negotiations of individual contracts. Contracts have a fixed length of four years for players selected in the second through seventh rounds, and will not affect salary for these rounds, the league said.

"From a standpoint of fairness to perform this simple concept should be that players who contribute the most in the league should get more money," said Banner. "What this system does is to ensure the well-NFL players and bringing the fans and the TV guide (rating) will receive the money went to players who turned out to be not so good. And it is good for everyone."

NFL Players Association were not immediately available for comment.

Several officials said the proposals to impose unfair restrictions on players entering the league.

"Five and a reduced salary is basically gamers limits," said Ben Dogra, whose clients include Patrick Willis and Sam Bradford . "Approximately 68 percent of NFL players consists of five years or less experience in the NFL.

"Even players essentially take 11 to 32 in the first round of financial affairs are good for the teams. If a player becomes an input or an integral part of the team with the current system, NFL teams have the Rookie of an agreement that is favorable for the team. "

Peter Schaffer, who represents Joshua Cribbs (notes) and Hakeem Nicks (notes), this system is called "reconnaissance teams, insurance bad choices project up.

"It also makes it more valuable recruits when you reduce the amount you pay for the youth," said Schaffer. "This will eliminate the middle class because veteran teams can have young players who earn less and are under contract."

Changed the pay system has been the negotiation of a new entrant to the CBA until negotiations broke down on 11 March and the NFLPA union dissolved. The owners locked the players an hour later.

The parties were designed for the judicial mediation office in Minneapolis, starting Thursday.