Originally Posted by boltaneer
I agree. Teams won't go crazy and spend their entire fortunes (it won't become like the Steinbrenner league) but they would now have the ability to sign that one player or two that they previously wouldn't have been able to.
Owners want to win. Winning brings in more money. And you have to spend money (albeit wisely) to win in this league.
The only part I'm not really clear on is what happens in I believe 2012. According to what I've heard, since the CBA will be dead there will be no NFL draft beginning that year. I'm not sure how things will work after that. Maybe you can enlighten me on that.
But hopefully none of this ever happens.
The biggest factor for the Chargers is players needing 6 accrued seasons to reach unrestricted free agency as opposed to 4. That means extra years in San Diego for a LOT of good players. Shawne Merriman, Luis Castillo, Marcus McNeill, Vincent Jackson, and Darren Sproles would all be either on the roster for additional years, or bringing in massive compensation as RFAs. What would totally suck is if teams give up 1st and 3rds for all our highest tendered guys and then the draft ceases to exist the following year.