Of course, but for the “star players” that don’t get that NFL option? What are they going to do? Hold out? They won’t be able to make the 450k+ a veteran in the CFL can make without a CFL out.
That’s just grandstanding. Like when the XFL deleted their tweet about fans being able to tip a player for making a play. Personally, I don’t hold much credence for the AAF’s gambling app working well, no matter how much fans follow them on facebook.
Yes, They aren’t a top tier league or pretend to be but if you aren’t in the NFL you will most likely go play where you can make the most money regardless of what league that is. Especially when your goal is to get to the NFL one day.
The end game for the AAF is to be bought out by the NFL.It is being run like a tech
start up(other peoples money) with a vicious burn rate.The goal is the exit round
for the investors.
The NFL CBA negotiation is up for renewal in 2021 and Jones/Kraft/Snyder want to
take away leverage possibilities to the NFLPA.They can offer decent salary and more
importantly pension points to an additional 500 players by buying the league out.The
NFL can buy a 10/20% stake in late 2019 w/an option to buy out the rest in 2021 after
the labor negotiation.The NFL desires a 18 game / 21 week schedule(more TV money)
leading into their media rights deals expiring in 2021(MNF) and 2022(rest of rights).
The headwinds are coming for the CFL.
What star players are not already I the NFL? Why are you suddenly talking vets? I’ve never said anything about vets and only referenced 2 young players. Why are you saying a CFL vet can make 450k? That is only true as an established QB…nobody else.
Calling it grandstanding is a cute way of brushing off reality I guess. It is still reality though.
“In addition,? Polian explains “every player completing a full (Alliance) season will receive a scholarship of a significant amount of money and we will provide counselling if they want to go back to school.?
Each player will be signed to a three-year contract with a minimum base gross salary of $250,000 over three years. But they can earn more.
“With bonuses related to skill, statistical levels and even some fan engagement, they can earn considerably more than their base minimum,? Polian said.
XFL is touting to pay a pile more…but we will see there yet.
By star players I mean the AAF’s star players. Same as in the CFL’s star players. Not NFL star players, but still perceived star players in their leagues nevertheless.
I’m only pointing out I see a potential problem with the AAF’s salary structure. The top top players who are not good enough to stick in the NFL will want more than what the AAF’s three year contract currently offers.
But it’s not reality yet. Until it is there’s no way to know how it will go, but I don’t see the appeal on gambling on this. People want to gamble on the big race, not the warm up before the Triple Crown. The bonuses they’re claiming they will pay aren’t exactly clear.
You are failing to add “minimum” into that sentence. it is a minimum 250k/3year contract. There are also bonuses atop of that.
But it is reality. There are players with contracts in place. Confident they are clear in those contracts, which would be motive for players like this to even sign. Boyko knows that as a starting national tackle in the CFL he would get pushing 200k…he passed. When Canadians start passing on the CFL it means Americans will in droves…June Jones already expressed this when they tried signing multiple QBs to no avail. Not sure how someone can pretend that the talent drain to the CFL is not a concern. CFL is now the 3rd or possible 4th choice depending on XFL