In the NFL, player contracts are almost never fully guaranteed. The structure of NFL contracts is confusing, with players often getting released midway through contracts and only getting part of the pay that is promised. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus of the Buffalo Bills had several good seasons, earning a six-year $100-million contract that runs from 2016-2021.
With four of their top-five scorers this season age 23 or younger, the Calgary Flames have a solid foundation of young core players in place when it comes to building a playoff contending team (and right now, they would be in the playoffs). Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk and Dougie Hamilton, all part of that young core, and have all been significant contributors to their playoff push this season. One of their young players that has struggled a bit this season, and especially recently, has been 20-year-old forward Sam Bennett. On Thursday night he even found himself as a healthy scratch for the team’s 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators as a result of those recent struggles.
If it was left up to the talent assessments, there’s little question where Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon would be landing in this spring’s NFL draft. For months, these will be the warring assessments surrounding the most controversial player in this NFL draft. Thirty-two NFL teams will be divided