I’ve long said rookies should be offered a set amount for first year - maybe 250K - for one year - see what they do and then neogtiate after that year. Most of these kids comeout of college where, with the exception of the noted under the table money/deal offered by some schools, most have lived on pennies and suddenly are handed millions. Drugs, women, bad decisions - give them a decent amount to live on and see if they can really make the transition to the big leagues..... I’m disappointed by Micheal - I think he’s being greedy and also getting bad advice. Just shut up and play the damn game!
I agree with you on the first point, but I don’t think he is being greedy.
BTW, I think college players should be paid. (And seriously, what IS a TX girl doing in PA?)
That's actually a bad idea. I haven't seen any recent figures, but running backs used to have something like a season and a half average career in the NFL.
My impression is that the average college player ends up with neither a real education nor an NFL career while the more prestigious football schools make a ton of money off the program. What's wrong with paying them as the professionals they are in college?
There's nothing glamorous or noble about amateur athletics. If there are people willing to pay to see them play, the athletes *should* get some of the take.
This guy is going to be living in the same body for the rest of his life and it cannot be any fun getting smashed by a 300lb side of beef while you're catching a pass. He's entitled to as much money as he can get (which includes $0 if he's really screwed it up).
(Oh and go Dolphins!)
But you repeat yourself...
What if they get a career ending injury in the first year?