Started by TecnoGenius, April 08, 2022, 07:33:23 AM
Quote from: theaardvark on April 08, 2022, 08:47:59 PMJust like every rule, it is meant to be utilized and will be by every team. You spend to the cap. 10% re-signing bonus for vets, if every contract included it, would mean maybe 6% increase in cap. Maybe. Probably less, maybe 200k. Which you are allowed to exceed the cap by already, if you want. And some teams have found other ways to circumvent the cap and sign star players for suspiciously low contracts... The key here is retention of players. Like the NHL and extending max term for re-signing, or the max contract in the NBA only being allowed for players signing with their current teams , it would be an advantage for a team to re-sign its players. Because contracts are not guaranteed, the NHL and NBA clauses would not work. So, you need another way to do it. By giving teams a "slush fund" outside the cap that they can use *if they want/need to* to retain players, you create more continuity. The actual budget, especially if the cap is adjusted down, would be the same... just you'd be allowed to spend more on your own players.
Quote from: TecnoGenius on April 09, 2022, 12:38:30 AMI was more thinking 2 things:1. Multi-year contracts should be reciprocal: if the team can hold the player to it, the player should be able to hold the team to it. (Or they can both agree to terms to cancel it.) If the teams are scared of reduced production, put more of the contract into incentives.2. Every year the CFL loses players to retirement before their time, and I bet a ton of them would stay if they earned a lot more $$. Medlock & Goose come to mind. This especially hurts with talented NATs. And we're getting awful at attracting talent at QB and kicker from the USA (and probably other positions). More money for players would help that.
Quote from: The Zipp on April 10, 2022, 05:23:21 PMIt's a full time commitment for 6-7 months of the year. Does it provide a liveable wage for 12 months? Depends on your living & family situation and your salary - for some it might be and for others it isn't.
Quote from: theaardvark on April 10, 2022, 08:53:09 PMConsidering the min CFL salary is more than double the annual minimum wage... should be liveable.