was one of the concessions in the new CBA. In exchange for rookie salary slotting, no more 5 - 6 year contracts. It's a tradeoff. Rookies are signed very easily (no more rookie holdouts) but in exchannge they get to negotiate for larger contracts sooner than they used to.
I am loving the new CBA for this reason alone. The days of rookie holdouts are gone apparently.
Good post man. Makes me cringe about the expensive busts in recent times and the Jets haven't been the only ones burned. Though he who shall not be named was amongst the very worst in terms of value for money