31 Jul 2005
A reader sends along this link from the Philiadelphia Inquirer that rebuts many of Drew Rosenhaus's claims concerning T.O.'s contract. According to the players union, "...there is nothing in the collective-bargaining agreement that addresses the issue of guaranteed contracts. That is a matter for individual negotiation between teams and players."
Furthermore, in the NFL guaranteed money takes the form of signing bonuses, option bonuses, and to a lesser extent, contract length. Which is exactly the blueprint Rosenhaus followed for Jevon Kearse's deal last summer. (Oddly, for a guy with a stable of clients, he's only touting guaranteed contracts for one of them. Interesting.) So for Rosenhaus to condemn the current system because T.O. is unhappy is a bit disengenous. But that's not really news. (free registration/bugmenot required)
15 comments, Last at 02 Aug 2005, 5:27pm by Carl
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?