The first day of NBA free agency saw about $1.4 billion in contracts handed out to players. While NFL players are happy to see fellow professional athletes get paid, some football players are wondering when their league will start distributing those types of contracts.
Sure, quarterbacks get paid a handsome amount of money. However, outside of veteran quarterbacks, money in professional football may not be what it is in other sports.
The NFL is the most popular sport in the United States, but it's also arguably the most dangerous. Contracts in the NFL aren't guaranteed like they are in MLB and the NBA, but football players would like them to be because of the risk of injury.
Seeing this year's NBA free-agent class getting paid has caught the attention of many football players.
Washington Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho used the NBA's spending spree as a chance to vent his frustration with his league's contracts:
Ihenacho was hardly the only NFL player to comment on the money NBA teams are handing out.
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