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NFL SALARIES In todays market based society strong economic decisions are a crucial element to running a profitable NFL franchise NFL owners are responsible for most major team decisions Whether or not to sign trade or cut players are examples of what economic decisions NFL owners are faced with every day Sports Illustrateds Don Banks recently wrote an article that describes how NFL athletes are no longer running the show With teams forced into tough financial choices by the salary cap teams around the league seem to be a lot more harsh towards their players even towards their so called franchise players According to this article NFL football today is intertwined with economics like two strands of ivy The game is different than in the past The league is more of a business money maker than in the past Every time you look a team is moving a player is moving the rules are changing At the bottom of it all is the essential building block of economics money Recently the Philadelphia Eagles released Jeremiah Trotter their defensive franchise player to cut back salary cap expenses This did not go well with fans because he was great talent and strong defensive presence This was a decision the team owner had to make to lower his labor costs which in the long run will help maximize profit Todays owners will not hesitate to wheel and deal their franchise players to make there franchise more profitable By getting rid of high paid players they are able to fill the role with younger talent and pay a lower salary To an extent I agree with what the owners are doing because they have to keep their teams profitable Some players simply demand way to high of a salary and can be replaced by a lower paid player that may be just a little below the skill level of the franchise player With team salary caps its almost
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