Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Advantage: NFL Owners
There are only a few superstar players who stand to benefit from an uncapped season, though just how the uncapped year would affect rookies is unclear to me. NFLPA Prez DeMarcus Smith seems to understand that the lack of a salary floor in 2010 may mean that many teams will not be spending.
- As the uncapped year inches closer, however, a perception has emerged that the NFL has no problem with an uncapped year -- especially since there also will be no salary floor. The best evidence? Fewer and fewer teams are now spending up to the per-team limit. Thus, fewer and fewer teams will be inclined to spend more than the rules permit in a capped year.
- "...the players are beginning to realize that the uncapped year, which had been sold to them as an exercise in Pacman-style rainmaking, will benefit only a small handful of superstars -- and that many of them will see current contracts scrapped, with much lower replacement offers put in their place."