Is a NFL Rookie Salary Cap a Good Ideal?

Is a NFL Rookie Salary Cap a Good Ideal?
Matt Ryan

Is a NFL Rookie Salary Cap a Good Ideal?

Matt Ryans 6-year, $72 million dollar contract has to be one of the worst moves of all time. Arthur Blank is taking a colossal gamble on an unproven player. Blank is either crazy or he sees something in Ryan that no one else does and truly believes that he can pull Atlanta out of the basement.

Writer's Q&A: Should rookies in the NFL have a cap on their salary?

Bill Smith: The current “rookie salary cap” is a joke. The NFL needs a slotted rookie salary system just like—I can hardly get it out of my keyboard—the NBA. Matt Ryan's contract makes a rookie the 5 highest paid QB in the league. Is he worth it? Probably not but we won't know until he has a large percentage of that contract already deposited to his bloated checking account. Upshaw is going to try to get some concessions from the owners to institute a slotted system but the rank and file want it as badly as the owners. Every dollar that goes to a kid that barely shaves is a dollar that does not go to a vet that has proven himself in the league. As a small percentage of the players get huge contracts that eat up a larger percentage of the salary cap, good experienced players are getting cut to be replaced with minimum salary players. Not only is that not right, it hurts the quality of the product on the field.

Ryan Leonardo: I don't think so.  The incentives packages are always good because it protects the team from paying a ton of money, even if that player doesn't perform.  It is risky regardless of contract length and value to sign a rookie, because you never know which guys just don't have what it takes to compete in the NFL consistently.

Eric Geier: Matt Ryans 6-year, $72 million dollar contract has to be one of the worst moves of all time. Arthur Blank is taking a colossal gamble on an unproven player. Blank is either crazy or he sees something in Ryan that no one else does and truly believes that he can pull Atlanta out of the basement. I think Blank is so desperate to rebuild a franchise that has been smeared by Michael Vick that he making himself believe that Matt Ryan is going to be a star. We'll see. 

Pete Quint: A rookie salary cap would help teams to not overspend on unproven players and it would free up more money for proven veterans.

Steve Patterson: I can’t say it any better than Pete. Cap the rookies so the teams don’t pay out huge money on potential and pay the proven veterans better.

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