The Los Angeles Rams did it right in the off-season, once again hard-line thinking to look after those who helped them win their first franchise championship 22 years ago.
Where Defeating the Cincinnati Bengals At Super Bowl LVI, Los Angeles awarded contract extensions to a number of veterans, including huge deals Quarterback Matthew StaffordAnd the Cooper Cup Wide Reception And the Defensive Aaron Donaldwho is now ranked as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.
The Rams have sent the message that performance at the highest level will be rewarded, even if you have years left on your contract. returning home Silver and rewarded with gold.
It makes a lot of sense, but throughout the league there are hardcore management types who think you don’t pay a player unless – and even – you have to. They are more focused on building for tomorrow than winning today. On a certain level, this makes sense – if You subscribe to the traditional and conservative business model that treats the salary cap as an inflexible object. Teams have won championships with this mindset. But this philosophy can also create a wall between the dressing room and the front office, as we have seen again this is not suitable for players looking for deals or withholding services from training due to dissatisfaction with their contract statuses.
So, props for rams to do what they didn’t have to do, and work around the salary cap to honor performance. Their willingness to open the checkbook made me wonder…
Which of the other veterans, across the league, deserve a pay raise?
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