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Old 07-30-2004   #3
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Originally Posted by infantrycak
JMO, but NFL teams need to work on pushing money down from the top 15 players into the lower draft positions. With Manning getting a $20 mil signing bonus (2nd largest ever), Gallery getting $18.5, we are seeing rookies with lots of "potential" exceed the contracts of proven pro-bowlers and blow up the franchise numbers on their initial contracts. Just don't understand how teams can justify paying a rookie more than what a pro-bowler would get as an UFA.
Thats what I said when I heard Manning got 20 million. Thats a bigger signing bonus then what Brett Favre got 4 years ago. IMO, the NFL needs to look into making the rookies signing like the NBA...

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