Roger Goodell Pushes For Rookie Pay Scale

One of the major changes commissioner Roger Goodell wants in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement is how rookies are compensated. Under the current system, rookies often are awarded bigger contracts than most vets.

And according to Goodell, it’s a flaw that those vets aren’t happy about either. In an interview with Sal Paolantonio, Goodell says players are eager for a change as well.

“Yes, we’ve had a lot of discussion about it and I think there’s a recognition that the system is out of whack. I hear this from veteran players,” Goodell said. “Veteran players want this changed. It’s hard to see a rookie player who hasn’t played in the NFL make that kind of money when guys have performed at a high level on the NFL level. That’s where the money should be going.”

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