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Would you take a pay cut to contend again?

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by Juxtaposed Jolt, Feb 3, 2014.

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First world problems of an NFL player

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  1. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/10395738/early-super-bowl-favorites-2014


    After reading just the Seahawks portion of the article, it got me thinking. Assume you're a member of the Seahawks and you just won the SB - but you're a FA now. Would you take a pay cut to play for a team with dynasty-in-the-making potential (thus allowing the team to retain most of its relevant players), or would you leave the team for more money elsewhere, since you've already won a ring? I'm talking bad teams like OAK, JAX, etc.

    Granted, probably no one on this board will ever see money close to what NFL players are making, but I just thought I'd ask.

    Fame + "small in NFL terms" money, or go to a "not remotely close to SEA's level" team for tons of money?
     
  2. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

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    Until the NFL guarantees contracts, these guys won't take a paycut.
     
  3. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    Absolutely not/no way in hell under any circumstances if I'm under the age of 33. Those careers don't last very long.
     
  4. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    Lol, shows how much I know about NFL contracts and their rules and regulations.
     
  5. TheRealist137

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    No way, I'm trying to get paid. Matter of fact if I were Sherman I would hold out next year until I get paid.
     
  6. Mr. Space City

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    lol **** no.

    their stock is probably the highest it will ever be. you've already accomplished the hieght of your sport. now it's time to get paid.

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  7. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    Hell no. Average NFL career is, I believe, 4 years. Get what you can when you can.
     
  8. sugrlndkid

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    Lets not fool ourselves into thinking that the NFL isn't a business. No player should ever feel loyalty for a team regardless of any situation. Especially the players of the NFL. If you are an NFL athlete and you have a chance to make more, you follow the money.
     
  9. sealclubber1016

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    Slight discount yes, maybe 10% to 15%, but no way in hell am I leaving a big contract on the table if Seattle is only offering a so-so deal, nor will anybody.
     
  10. conquistador#11

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    back in the day, superbowl mvps would go to another team like the bucs, then they would stink after playing in a completely different defensive system, cough larry cough brown.
     
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    The Seahawks were so lucky to get guys like Bennet and Avril at times when the rest of the league was conspiring to suppress wages.
     
  12. Major

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    Depends on who you are. If you're a 10 year vet who's been paid 50 million over the years to play on losing teams, maybe you take the pay cut.

    If you're making the minimum early in your career and have a huge payday waiting somewhere, probably not since you haven't made enough to be comfortable if something bad happens (career ending injury, etc).
     

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