ORIGINAL: Bill Johanesen
Most of the NFL money is from the broadcast rights. They have been working new deals.
The National Football League announced today that it has signed long-term agreements with media partners Amazon, CBS, ESPN/ABC, FOX, and NBC for the distribution of NFL games, the industry's most valuable content, over television and digital platforms, as well as additional media rights.
With these agreements, the NFL has expanded its digital footprint to reach a broader audience while maintaining its commitment to keep all NFL games on over-the-air television. The new agreements will begin with the 2023 season and run through the 2033 season.
The new broadcast deal is $113billion over 11 years. Roughly twice the value of the current deal.
Plus, if the league adds a 17th game to the regular season, the players' share of the deal increases. The Vikings are banking hard on this fact. That's why they have been converting base salary to signing bonuses.
Pat Kirwan on Moving the Chains thinks the salary cap is going to be $375M by 2025.
I wouldn't give ANY qb $30-50+ mil unless that QB had won me a Super Bowl. Did you win a Super Bowl on your rookie deal? Yes? Great! Here's your hugenormous contract. F it let's just run victory laps and love life. No? Good luck. Next!