Will there be wide-spread holdouts from the post-CBA rookies? (1 Viewer)

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I was listening to a podcast the otherday and they were talking about how with the new rookie wage scale and CBA rules, rookies cant negotiate extentions until after 3 years and they brought up how there could be a huge spike in holdouts next year. Similar to how we used to see them hold out through training camp. But this time, these kids, a lot of them out have far out played their rookie contracts will want long term security, especially running backs who already have a short shelf life. Guys like Von Miller, JJWatt, Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, AJ Green, Julio Jones, Patrick Peterson, etc. I cant see these guys waiting around until their rookie contract is up to cash in.

Still, at the end of the day, its better to shell out the cash for a guy that has put it down on the field than a rookie who hasnt done squat..
 

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Going to be real interesting when a team takes the option of adding a fifth year to a first round pick.
 

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Let them. They will quickly figure out that the NFL is bigger than a few spoiled holdouts. They played with replacement players and the whole union folded. A few players will be replaced and forgotten more quickly than they realize.
 

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With the going rate for a top tier QB eating roughly 1/6 of a team's cap, there's just not much money to spread around the rest of the roster. Maybe the NFL/NFLPA should negotiate a limit on how much of the cap can be spent on one player, or make one contract exempt from the cap.
 

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With the going rate for a top tier QB eating roughly 1/6 of a team's cap, there's just not much money to spread around the rest of the roster. Maybe the NFL/NFLPA should negotiate a limit on how much of the cap can be spent on one player, or make one contract exempt from the cap.
a lot of people keep saying the exemption idea because itd be good for us for a couple years... over the long haul this is AWFUL for the saints.
 
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With the going rate for a top tier QB eating roughly 1/6 of a team's cap, there's just not much money to spread around the rest of the roster. Maybe the NFL/NFLPA should negotiate a limit on how much of the cap can be spent on one player, or make one contract exempt from the cap.

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Thats a pretty interesting concept that I've never thought about. To be able to designate one contract as exempt for the salary cap.
 

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If they look at what Joe Flacco just got paid, the teams would be wise to lock up their ponies sooner rather than later.
 

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Because it favors large market teams who can spend more on free agents. Also the owners would never go for this.
I agree that the owners probably wouldn't agree to it. That's why I also suggested limiting the percentage of cap that can be spent on one player. While your top QBs would fight against it, it would free up more of the pie for the rest of a team's roster.
 

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I agree that the owners probably wouldn't agree to it. That's why I also suggested limiting the percentage of cap that can be spent on one player. While your top QBs would fight against it, it would free up more of the pie for the rest of a team's roster.
Or why not implement both? One contract is exempt from the cap but can't exceed a certain amount. Say 18% of whatever the cap is for that year.
 

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