The hot new trend for NFL teams looking to establish and sustain success is to construct a deep roster around a young quarterback on a cost-controlled contract. The Eagles won last year’s Super Bowl doing this. The Rams, Bears, Chiefs, Buccaneers, and Titans are using the same blueprint this season. And the Browns,…
Washington cornerback Josh Norman has a proposed fix for the NFL’s salary system: a cap on how much money quarterbacks can earn. “I would address the quarterback situation,” Norman told The Ringer’s Kevin Clark, “because they get gosh darn too much money.”
Statistically, Tre Boston was one of the NFL’s better cover safeties last season, when he played for the Chargers. He figured he’d cash in when he hit free agency, only to languish until July 25, when he signed with the Cardinals for one year, $1.5 million, with incentives that could push those earnings up to around…
Monday morning, as Sam Darnold’s holdout from Jets training camp was entering its fourth day, the view from two of the country’s top football writers was that a deal simply needed to get done ASAP.
The Los Angeles Rams’ aggressive offseason—timed to coincide with a quarterback on his rookie deal and with a crucial period to sell personal seat licenses—continued with the recent signings of wideout Brandin Cooks and running back Todd Gurley to lucrative contract extensions. Nonetheless, the Rams held their first…
The Steelers’ veteran players report for training camp today. Running back Le’Veon Bell will not be among them.
After negotiating his own contract with the 49ers last week, Richard Sherman came in for some particularly heavy scrutiny:
Sam Bradford had a great first week of the 2017 NFL season as he threw for 346 yards and three TDs in the Vikings’ 29-19 victory over the Saints. Then he bruised his knee, missed the next three weeks, returned, re-injured his knee in Week 5, had knee surgery in November, and didn’t play again.
Early on in this otherwise fine Yahoo piece on the ongoing and contentious contract negotiations between the Broncos and all-world linebacker Von Miller, I did a double-take at this line:
So Andy Dalton agreed to a contract extension with the Bengals, and even though the details of that deal have yet to be released, there was no shortage of football types gladly passing along the numbers as if they were real. Here:
We've learned long ago that the reported figures for big NFL deals should be ignored until the actual details emerge. So when Colin Kaepernick signed a contract that "could be worth $126 million through 2020," I hope you didn't believe either of those numbers. This is a below-market deal that ends whenever the 49ers…
Just before the start of training camp, the Falcons locked up quarterback Matt Ryan for the foreseeable future. The precise details of his deal aren't yet known, but Ryan—he of the 1-4 career playoff record—will be the second-highest paid player in NFL history.
NFL.com reports that the Cowboys have locked up Tony Romo as their quarterback for the foreseeable future, signing him to a six-year deal worth $108 million. We all know NFL contracts are dirty lies, and the only thing that matters is guaranteed money. Romo gets $55 million guaranteed. Holy balls.
When the Patriots leaked news of Tom Brady's "three-year, $27 million" contract extension, it appeared on the face the rare instance of an athlete taking less money to make his team more competitive. We warned you that appearances can be deceiving, but without the actual contract details we were limited to speculation.