Three weeks ago, the NFL changed its anthem policy without input from or discussion with the NFL Players Association. And the NFLPA is preparing for a potential legal fight over the change.
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Other forms of litigation are possible, including an action based on both the U.S. and various state constitutions premised on First Amendment rights to freedom of expression.

However it plays out, the NFL’s effort to placate the President and his base backfired badly, and it has put the NFL in line for a fight with the union that the NFL possibly will lose.

I’ve always said the easiest contracts to agree upon are those negotiated when the market is well defined. That’s Jari Kurri Jersey now the case for the Packers and their two-time league MVP.

Matt Ryan’s recent signing of a five-year extension for $150 million ($100 million guaranteed) with the Falcons surpassed the fully guaranteed three-year, $28 million-per-season contract Kirk Cousins got from the Vikings in free agency. Ryan’s total compensation over the next six years is $170 million ($28.33 million per year).

Rodgers is under contract for $42 million in salary and bonuses over the next two years, so he’s likely to come in around $32 million per year on his extension. He will then take the top spot in the salary scale, at least in terms of guaranteed money and, probably, in average salary … unless Tom Brady decides to no longer give the Patriots their usual discount in a possible extension.

Rodgers is under contract for the next two seasons (and then Green Bay could franchise tag him), so the team has leverage. But the smartest move for the Packers would be putting this deal behind them and John Johnson Jersey making their strong-armed, athletic QB happy financially and personally.