Due to the revised CBA, the 2012 NFL Draft Class, including the first rounders, were being signed at record pace. For some reason, the past month has not seen too many for the first round picks agreeing to terms with the teams that selected them. There were 14 first round draft picks waiting to sign a month ago, and that number remains the same today.
One name at the top of the list of contract “squabbles” is the second overall pick in the draft by the Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III, or RG3. Various reports are saying that a contract amount has already been agreed upon, but the final disagreement is over offset language in the contract. “Offset language” are contract terms that state if a team releases a player, the money they guaranteed him in the contract is offset by money he would get from another team. The RG3 camp does not want that language in the contract, requiring the Washington Redskins to pay him guaranteed money in full.
The hangup could make a big difference in the signing of the remaining first round draft picks, and it could also make a difference in our very own “First Picked/Last Signed” Contest. If you are unfamiliar with our contest, read on…
To be eligible to win the contest, you just need to guess the player selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft who will be the very last to sign a contract with the team that selected him. You can enter every day until there is one draft pick left unsigned.
The contest will run until all but one players are signed, and that appears to be happening pretty quickly, so get your picks in now. For more information and details, visit the official contest entry page.