Listen: Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers And Packers discussed on After Hours With Amy Lawrence
"To gamble more and more ways for the NFL to make money, and that money is going to pour into the fund that determines how much is available for every team to spend. And that's important because as the salary cap goes up, it becomes more likely that the best players in football will have their contracts leapfrogged by others, but other great players and by lesser players. And that's what Russell Wilson has gone through the last four years. He has seen Derek Carr. He has seen Jimmy Garoppolo. He has seen Kirk cousins all outpace him. Now, it's hard to quibble with guys like Andrew luck. Matt Ryan and more recently Aaron Rodgers. But when Wilson did his most recent deal he was at twenty one nine per year in new money one hundred thousand behind Aaron Rodgers. He's been left in the dust. Wilson has. And he'll be left in the dust by Patrick Mahomes. Baker Mayfield to Shawn Watson. And others. That's why it's important to tie compensation to a percentage of the salary cap. It's permissible. We went down this road with Kirk cousins three or four years ago because cousins tried to get it from Washington and Washington said, no it's allowed Durell rebus was the first one to try to get it cousins tried to get it. I think Aaron Rodgers tried to get last year because he was talking about teams being creative. And then eventually he just said, screw it. Now. No one wants to be creative. I'm just going to go ahead and take the thirty three and a half million. What's going to happen is because he didn't force it because he wasn't willing to use his leverage because he wasn't willing to say now or never because he is so concerned about being loved by Packers fans and not doing anything or saying anything that will cause Packers fans to not like him. He didn't have the guts to do. What Russell Wilson is doing. Look. It's amazing to me when you think about what's happening here. Russell Wilson is making one if this is true if this now or never. Is true. He is making one of the gutsiest all in f you pay me moves that any player in league history has ever done. And we'll see how it plays out when we return if you were paying attention to football news late Friday afternoon. You know, how the Reuben foster situation is played out of Washington prison. Mike will be making an appearance next segment as we explain to you how the NFL somehow navigated through the maze to get to the point. Where Reuben foster is fine to game checks PF t live back after this."