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The MMQB 100
No. 48: Mark Rodgers
The MMQB 100: 41-50
Russell Wilson has been absurdly underpaid since entering the NFL. His rookie contract is set to expire at the end of this season, setting up one of the most fascinating contract negotiations the league has ever seen. And it will be Mark Rodgers, primarily known as a baseball agent, negotiating the deal
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Curious Case of Sam Bradford’s Contract
The Curious Case of Sam Bradford’s Contract
The Eagles had a chance to leverage an extension when they traded for him, but didn’t. What does it mean for the future?
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Conversation the NFL Does Not Want to Have
The Conversation the NFL Does Not Want to Have
Is the spate of surprising retirements by 49ers players this offseason an outlier or the start of a trend? The league hopes it's the former because it's unprepared to deal with the latter. Plus, thoughts on the NFL's antiquated stance on gambling
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Easy Math for Rookies
Easy Math for Rookies
Simplifying the contracts of first-year players has had unintended consequences, especially for agents. Plus, five thoughts on Cam Newton’s new deal and the ultimate irony of Adrian Peterson’s Twitter rant
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Appeal of Greg Hardy
The Appeal of Greg Hardy
The NFL responded to its domestic violence problem with new hires and a new conduct policy. But as Greg Hardy seeks to have his 10-game suspension reduced, the same old decisions are being made by general managers. Just look at the signings of Frank Clark in Seattle and Ray McDonald in Chicago
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Brady Appeal: What’s Next in Deflategate Drama
The Brady Appeal: What’s Next in Deflategate Drama
Tired of the lawyerspeak this NFL offseason? Well, hang on a little longer. The union’s appeal of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is next on the docket, with Judge Roger Goodell presiding. Here’s what to expect this summer
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
It’s the New Discipline
It’s the New Discipline
Why the NFL came down hard on the Pats, what it means for Roger Goodell to potentially lose a powerful ally in Robert Kraft, and the impact on Tom Brady’s legacy
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Yes, It’s a Big Deal
Yes, It’s a Big Deal
While the details seem trivial and even comic, the violations in the Wells report strike at the heart of the league’s watchwords—integrity and competitive balance. The implications for Tom Brady and the Patriots are serious
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Draft Weekend Lingers On
Draft Weekend Lingers On
A top-15 pick falls out of the draft (because he wants to), Jameis loses a contract battle and the game’s best running back tries a new negotiating tactic. It was a wild weekend even by draft standards. Here are four business storylines to keep an eye on as the offseason trudges on
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Back in the Line of Fire
Back in the Line of Fire
As the NFL works to repair its image, Roger Goodell will step back into the national spotlight at the draft. He could benefit from showing a softer side, but vulnerability and human frailty aren’t part of the commissioner’s job description
By Andrew Brandt