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Well, getting paid might be tough. While it's not a 9-5 pay, they were talking about teams and that their entire team salary cap is $5 million (not sure if that was Canadian or not). If you divided that over 55 players, thats only $90k a year. Not exactly living the life of luxury at that point. They also said whether its the NFL or even the CFL, the learning curve is STEEP. If he expects to walk into the CFL and dominate, he has another thing coming.

 

But I agree, the whole mentality of using college as a football factory is getting rediculous, and that's obviously all he plans on doing.

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First, his salary would almost certianly be above league avg. big talent, setting a precident etc.

 

Second, 90k is what, 2 times the average family income in america. i know many of us here have reaped the fruits of an education (i am still sowing, hence po), but that's real money to 70% of this country.

 

Third, many many people dont go to college and their lives arent over. he gets hurt, he goes back to a normal, real job. it's not that bad. a wasted opportunity, for sure, but it's not the end of his life.

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First, his salary would almost certianly be above league avg. big talent, setting a precident etc.

 

Second, 90k is what, 2 times the average family income in america. i know many of us here have reaped the fruits of an education (i am still sowing, hence po), but that's real money to 70% of this country.

 

Third, many many people dont go to college and their lives arent over. he gets hurt, he goes back to a normal, real job. it's not that bad. a wasted opportunity, for sure, but it's not the end of his life.

 

That may be true, but it's certainly a high risk based on his potential. Go to school for three years, get a free education, and if you are good enough, get drafted into the league. If your not good enough, get a 4-year education and get a decent job.

 

Yes 90k is good money to most ppl, it's certainly A LOT more than I make. And yes he would probably make more than the average. But if I had the option to make 150-200k now or 5-10 million if I waited a few years, I would wait the few years.

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right, but what if you were still able to make the 5-10M in 3-4 years anyway?

 

why is going to the CFL exclude him developing into an NFL player. he would get to focus full time on football if he has the discipline. on top of that i dont think he would go into the draft, he would be a free agent and get to choose his own destination.

 

I really think it's a good idea on his part if he can prove that he's worth the inestment from the CFL.

 

Bottom line is that if the kid doesn't want the education, going through the charade of an SEC program's min. eligibility standard is a waste of his time b/c he wont complete it anyhow. why not get paid.

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You guys are assuming that he can get on the field. What if he cant? I know, the CFL isn't the NFL, but it isn't college either. How many players go from high school to college and don't see the field for the first couple years? I just don't see him being able to make that big of a jump. This isn't like going from high school to the NBA.

 

So, say he goes to the CFL, rides the pine for a couple years trying to adjust to the speed of the game, how attractive do you suppose he is going to look to NFL teams?

 

I'm not saying its impossible, all I'm saying is it is a big risk.

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The CFL has a 4 million dollar salary cap, but if I'm not mistaken; that's 4 million per player. Needless to say, he could make quite a living for an 18 year old kid. Personally, I think he would get crushed in the CFL, I don't think he's mature enough or possesses the physical toolset to compete as a professional yet, but if he wants to try it, then more power to him. He's probably a great pro prospect, he should hone his skills in college and then head for the NFL where he can really make some kwan.

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First, his salary would almost certianly be above league avg. big talent, setting a precident etc.

 

Second, 90k is what, 2 times the average family income in america. i know many of us here have reaped the fruits of an education (i am still sowing, hence po), but that's real money to 70% of this country.

 

Third, many many people dont go to college and their lives arent over. he gets hurt, he goes back to a normal, real job. it's not that bad. a wasted opportunity, for sure, but it's not the end of his life.

 

His Mentor/agent is a moron and If this idiot goes to the CFL, he will never play football again after one year. He is an 18 year old kid playing against men. He will be destroyed. It is absolutely preposterous

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His Mentor/agent is a moron and If this idiot goes to the CFL, he will never play football again after one year. He is an 18 year old kid playing against men. He will be destroyed. It is absolutely preposterous

 

100% agree... this is a stupid move. The average career of a NFL player is about 5 years I believe so this kid could be washed up by the time he's 23. No way he could take the pounding for 10+ years. What then, with no education, no job, no future...complete travesty but his "handlers" know better I guess...or they just want his kwan...

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The Rocket went to Toronto of the CFL first...made some nice coin and then went on to the NFL where I don't remember him doing much unfortunately..:(

 

Yes, but that was AFTER COLLEGE. This thread was discussing Bryce possibly going to the CFL and foregoing college, which isn't happening.

 

BTW, if I recall correctly, Rocket signed on to the CFL for 25 Mil. signing bonus.

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i just dont get it, if he doesnt play in the CFL as much as a guy 4 years older, but does practice and live, sleep, eat football in the 3-4 years he is there, where does that put him? 4 years of football development and some money in his pocket?

I know everyone here agrees that college is a great fall back in the case of football failing, but this kid apparently doesnt share that opinion.

If he doesnt want the education, why not get paid. you cant make the call for him, and if someone is willing to pay him to play for them while he grows from an 18-19 year old kid into a 22 year old player, more power to him. just as much risk of injury in college where he wouldnt be trying to graduate anyhow, just staying eligible.

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