Posts Tagged ‘Rookie Contracts’

The NFL Draft was held and completed this weekend, highlighted by # 1 overall pick Matthew Stafford signing with the Detroit Lions for a 6 yr, $72M contract, with $41M guaranteed.  This continues the escalating, record setting trend for annual rookie contracts and is a sizable increase from the contract signed by last year’s # 1 pick Jake Long.  In the media overload preceding the draft,  I came across this question in SI.com (and NBC sports) senior writer Peter King’s mailbag that King found to be extremely insightful: (more…)


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