Originally Posted by ctpatsfan77
They don't get paid much, period, on NFL contracts: the CBA limits agent compensation to 3% of most deals, and 2% of tender deals.
True, but 2-3% of something is a whole lot better than 2-3% of nothing. Hell, the fact that they don't get paid a high amount would actually intensify
their displeasure at non-comp client income, not diminish it.
I just think that this article overlooks just how much those deferred benefits are actually worth. For instance, in every other industry in the US, pensions are being slowly (and not so slowly) phased out. Even employers where pensions are omnipresent, like municipalities, have made significant changes to their pension plans in the last decade. In MA, new hires pay nearly twice as much towards state retirement benefits as those who were brought in pre-2000 did.
And where is their next big cut is going to be? You guessed it, health care. In fact, any state employee on line can confirm that process is already under way.
The only employer who hasn't amended either of these in the last decade that I am aware of is the US military, and savvy forum members can probably figure out why that is the case.
Anyway, all this may be moot if it turns out that GB had a 26% profit increase in spite
of elevated trust deposits. I'm just not fully buying the word of a player's agent and a sports reporter that it is, especially when the reporter barely even touches upon either.