Friday, August 17, 2007

Stat of the day

Carson Palmer, the number one pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, signed a rookie deal with a $15 million signing bonus. Jamarcus Russell, the number one pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, will eventually sign a deal with a signing bonus more than twice that amount.

A top five pick, the way the salary structure is currently constituted, is a hindrance and not an asset. Teams like the Lions with legitimate offers to trade down are foolish not to pull the trigger.

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