NFL Free Agency Update: Cam Newton Signs, Patrick Peterson Appears to Be Difficult

Amazing. All but one of the first 10 picks from the 2011 NFL Draft have signed with their teams. The result of the new CBA rookie wage scale, condensed signing period, or is this just the way thing are not and will continue to be for the 10-year lifespan of the current collective bargaining agreement?

Usually it is the top few picks that a hardest to sign, but Cam Newton, the first overall pick by the Carolina Panthers, is locked up and ready to attend camp. The only top 10 rookie that isn’t signed is the Arizona Cardinals’ cornerback Patrick Peterson, who has some new bargaining power since the Cards shipped their #1 corner of to the Philadelphia Eagles for Kevin Kolb.

Apparently, the Cardinals front office and Peterson’s agent haven’t talked since mid-week… making Peterson the new favorite in the TMR Zoo’s exclusive “First Picked/Last Signed” contest.

The First Picked/Last Signed Contest is unlike any other contest you’ve entered before, well, unless you entered the contest last year. Entrants are given the opportunity to predict who will be the very last first-round draft pick from the 2011 class to sign with the team that drafted him. Once you have made your choice, you could call it a day and wait until there is only one first rounder unsigned… OR, you can come back tomorrow, and every day until the contest closes, to submit your entry again.

That is correct, you can enter EVERY day until there is only one unsigned draft pick remaining. How you wish to enter the contest is your choice. If you think you know exactly who will be the biggest pain in the ass, you can stack the deck and pick the same player every day during the entry period, or you can can try every player still unsigned each day until the end date. Once there is only one unsigned draft pick remaining, we will pull all of the correct entries out of the pool and select an entry at random as the winner. The strategy is yours to decide.

It’s go time! Click here to enter your pick for the TMR Zoo First Picked/Last Signed Contest

What do I get when I win the First Picked/Last Signed Contest? AXE Hair has provided us with an NFL regulation football signed by the 2010 first overall draft pick Sam Bradford. Just look on eBay to see what an item like this is selling for. It is a great prize for any NFL fan or collector.

So who is it going to be this year? Enter now!