The History of NFL Free Agency

Below is a brief history of free agency, and at times the lack thereof, in the NFL. The Reserve Rule (1920-1946) The reserve rule allowed teams with right to resign a player in perpetuity. Players could not move on to another team by choice. Players really had three options: play for the same team, get... Continue Reading →

NFL Career Earnings: Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders Career Accolades: 2x Super Bowl Champion 1x NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1994) 8x Pro Bowl 8x First-Team All-Pro #PrimeTime Career Stats: 513 tackles, 53 INT, 10 FF, 13 FR, 1 sack, 10 DEF TD Deion Sanders Contracts 1989 - 5 years, $5,225,000 #Falcons 1994 - 1 year, $1,134,000 #49ers 1995 -... Continue Reading →

NFL Career Earnings: Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson, Jr.

Calvin Johnson Career Accolades 6x Pro Bowl 3x First-Team All-Pro 1x Second-Team All-Pro 2x Receiving Yards Leader  NFL Single-Season Receiving Yards Record: 1,964 Megatron  Career Stats: 731 receptions, 11,619 yards, 83 TD in nine seasons Calvin Johnson Contracts 2007 - 6 years, $55,500,000 2012 - 7 years, $113,450,000 Total cashflow: $113,816,086 *Notes: Johnson's rookie deal... Continue Reading →

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