bigdog54 Posted February 1, 2021 Share Posted February 1, 2021 Both here and Houston we get these reports of Players who aren’t PLEASED with their team. The media writes every day in a way makes it seem like the player has all the power and the team is hopelessly screwed by this player who isn’t pleased with them. Now sometimes a team will move a player who isn’t pleased but the truth is being unhappy isn’t a contractual issue. If the Eagles want Wentz in Philly and Houston wants Watson with them the player has very few options if they want to make 30 plus million dollars. In both cases this isn’t a story where a player is on his 4th year rookie contract making 2 million and has nothing to lose by setting out. Both these players recently signed huge contracts and they both have everything to lose if they don’t show up. So I guess this issue makes for good articles and radio (it’s boring to me) I guess people love to talk about how these players feel but the truth is there is very little the player can do if the team just says show up or set out and don’t get paid. To often these teams give in to the player and they get traded I hope in one of these situations the team says no we are good. If you want paid you will show up and play and if you don’t that’s cool with us but we are not trading you. We will talk about your feelings when you show up. I especially think that might be the case in Houston. After the Detroit trade they will want at least 4 first round picks and I doubt any team will pay that. So they might literally tell the player if you want paid you will be here if not we will play your back up and suck all year so we can draft your replacement with the first pick we get by you staying home and oh by the way I'm sure by not showing up your contract has all kinds of things that say you lose all that guaranteed money. I know it’s wishful thinking but I’m longing for a day when just one team will says F your feelings see you in July for camp. 4 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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