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NFL: How Much Are You Willing To Pay a Backup?

Article By on 3rd July, 2009

... by the Lions, has a contract worth 41.7 million guaranteed and it is six years for a possible $72 million. Mark Sanchez who was the fifth overall pick by the Jets, has a contract worth 28.5 million guaranteed and is five years with possible 44.5 million.

Now how would you feel about having them as a backup after seeing these salaries? 

The situation that coaches would prefer is for their rookies to take a year or two to learn the offense rather then being thrown out there right away. There are many more players who have had success after waiting one or two seasons then players who were put out there right away. It can sometimes take time for a player to get adjusted to the NFL speed and sometimes they cannot do it on th...

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