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, some have wondered if the team might go after a quarterback in the first round of this year’s draft. If they do, Williams suggests it won’t come after a trade up the draft board.Williams held his pre-draft press conference on Monday and said that taking a quarterback is on the table with the No. 15 pick. He also said that the chance of making a trade that pushes them higher than No. 15 is “a lot slimmer” than one that gives them a later selection.If there’s a quarterback the team loves, trading back would seem to be an unlikely development but we’ll likely have to wait until Thursday to find out for sure. Another idea I agree with"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins RecapsEDTShareTweetShareShareOne more suggestion from OTC: raise the minimum wage for NFL playersIsaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY SportsPrior to the draft, I published an article that discussed, among other things, nine recommendations from OverTheCap regarding changes that should be included in the next Collective Bargaining Agreement.Since that time, OTC has published one more suggestion: increasing minimum salaries.I don’t have a lot to add. I think the OTC argument is concise and compelling.Once again, the money to fund this increase would simply come from the pool available to pay top-tier players.If I correctly read what OTC wrote Cheap Ross Pierschbacher Jersey
, this proposal would shift around $5m per season from the highest paid players to the lowest paid players - an amount that is easily managed by teams and hardly noticeable in terms of the effect on the top-ten salaries per team.This basically takes away about $0.5m per year from the each of the top-ten players on a roster and redistributes the money to the lowest paid players on the roster.The most consistent criticism I would have of the 2011 CBA is that it set up a number of different factors that combine toward the same result.That is, the bucket of money that is the salary cap, and which owners must, by agreement, pay out to the players, keeps getting bigger, but the cups used to scoop money out for drafted rookies and minimum-salary players don’t grow as fast.This actually forces teams, who are bound by contract to pay out the agreed salary cap money to players Ross Pierschbacher Jersey
, to give more and more dollars every year to the stars at the top of the roster.That needs to change; a greater degree of equity should be restored by giving more money to minimum salary players, and providing earlier opportunities for drafted rookies to participate in upside earning potential.Seattle deal was pretty much expected, and a $20m contract for a quarterback is seen as nothing out of the ordinary.The new CBA, due in less than 2 years, is a good opportunity to change a lot of the rules so that player salaries, in all their forms (draft slotting, minimum salaries, franchise tenders Da’Ron Payne Jersey
, RFA tenders, ERFA tenders, etc) are all indexed to the overall salary cap number.Until that happens, the NFL will see more and more tens of millions of dollars in increased salaries going to just a handful of big name stars, while the lunch-bucket guys see bracket raises of $15,000 per year.This is a very good proposal that should be on the NFLPA agenda, and I can think of no reason at all for the owners to oppose it.This doesn’t cost owners any real money — it simply redistributes the salary cap a bit more equitably.