If this works, this could seriously be the most game changing thing in salary cap history. If I’m not mistaken, there is no rule against fans starting a crowdfunding campaign to pay an NFL player as this couldn’t have even been imagined in 2011. Granted, I am currently studying it for the NFLPA’s Certification Exam, so maybe I haven’t gotten to that part yet.
Think of this, the NFL had around $10 billion in revenues last year, so fans are obviously okay with spending money on all things NFL. What better way to spend money on the NFL, than to actually directly pay your players, so that your team can save cap room that can then be used to improve the team and make sure your favorite players are paid fair market value.
Think about this, if every Seahawks fan donated $1 to this campaign, they’d easily reach the goal and, potentially, provide themselves with much more enjoyment as there will be more money to spend on other players, thus their team will be better. Sounds like a pretty simple investment, just use the money that you would have spent on a beer or two during the season. A win will make you feel better than that beer won’t it? Then again, weed is legal in Washington, so why the hell would you drink beer anymore?
Of course, who knows if the NFL will allow this or if Russell Wilson would even take the money. And if he doesn’t, it will be donated to the Seattle Children’s Hospital, which would still an awesome move and something near and dear to Wilson’s heart.
So Tim Pennoyer, if you’re a reader of Over The Cap, bravo.
Here’s a link to the GoFundMe.
What do you guys think happens? You think they just changed the game? You think the NFL disallows this? You think Wilson even accepts the money if he is allowed to? Sound off below.
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