We expected the Green Bay Packers to start signing their rookies pretty quickly and they have. They got fifth-round pick and former Wisconsin Badgers great Jared Abbrederis under contract today.
Packers agree to four-year, $2.364 million deal with fifth-round WR Jared Abbrederis, including $144,560 signing bonus
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 14, 2014
It’s hard to really think of this as news.
The collective bargaining agreement that was signed in 2011 pretty much made any negotiation or holdouts by rookies a thing of the past. There’s a rookie wage scale which pretty much says — Oh, you were drafted with this pick? Here’s what you get. Now take it and shut the hell up!
We expect to see several more signings soon.
Thats great! I hope this kid makes it.
Ain’t socialist capitalism grand? That’s the NFL for you… Any wonder why it’s far and away the most popular sport? Imagine if we had high tax rates on the wealthy class like we did pre-Reagan. Everything and everyone would be happy (well maybe not the super rich).
That poor athlete. Catching balls on a field of grass and he only gets 2 million dollars….
Let’s start a charity event for him.
Does other people getting taxed make you happy? Move to Germany, you’ll be thrilled then.
The rest of us jokers have to make $100,000 for 24 years to make that much money. Let’s line up to feel bad for him!
Other way around actually, Vij-the players make so much because it is so popular. The players from the 70s and before didn’t make jack squt.
The funny thing is that who do you think gets the extra cap room created by the rookie caps? The super rich top 1%, of course.
It sure as hell doesn’t help the 70% that are making the minimum.
And all the built in veteran minimum’s do is get veterans cut every offseason because of their cap number. Kind of like what would happen if you raise the minimum wage.
Iltarion can you please start a packers blog for those of us that aren’t commies???
Vijay. You got served!!
Whoa whoa whoa, there is way too much sense being made in this thread.
Funny how the players union fucks the rookies to benefit the longer tenured players. It’s almost as if…almost as if unions don’t really give a shit about their members…