Naylor thinks new NFL deal will only make things tougher for CFL.

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Simple math says he might be right:

Rookie minimum for this year will jump USD$100K from USD$510K to USD$610K or roughly CDN$100K more than Mike Reilly's deal calls for. In 2030 minimum NFL rookie salary will be USN$1.065M.

Active game day rosters will go from 46 to 48 while the 53 will go to 55. Practice rosters will jump from 10 to 12 in 2020 & 2021 and to 14 in 2022. That amounts to 6 extra jobs per team by 2022 or 192 extra NFL football jobs between the active rosters and PR.

PR pay gets a spike too from USD$8K per week to USD$11.5K per week by 2022. That works out to USD$184K or pretty much $250K loonies.

While there is a possibility of a 17 game schedule it's not a totally done deal. The NFL has a 3 year window to act on that and it's expected they will.

Bottom line. More jobs and a much wider monetary gap.

https://www.tsn.ca/cfl/video/naylor-new ... fl~1922158


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Sort of on topic: pretty remarkable how the biggest of the 4 major sports leagues south of the border has the entire spotlight to itself when it should have taken a backseat to March Madness, NBA and NHL stretch run and start of the MLB season.

Gets the combine done in time, ratifies CBA with plenty of discussion on that then right into their free agency period with plenty of big names. The NFL Network is actually really good sports TV right now.

Then they have a few weeks to build up the draft with the lone drawback being what would have been a massive spectacle holding it on the Vegas Strip at the Bellagio Fountains.

Sure would have been nice to see the CFL free agency unfold with no other sports competition.


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