The decade of the whinny Quarterback

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Alex Hanson
ENG 90
4-28-13

Decade of the Whinny Quarterback

Now a day, rules of professional sports have been altered since the 1980’s, mostly to protect the players. In the National Football League I believe that this should not be the case. Professional football players should know the risk involved when playing such a physical sport and I think that most of the time they do. If I had the opportunity to play in the NFL, no doubt in my mind I would take it. In my opinion the biggest rule change in the NFL is about protecting the quarterback. Back when Joe Montana played for the San Francisco 49er’s, the playing field was considered the gridiron. Now this is somewhat contradicting. These quarterbacks are the highest paid athletes on the so called, “Gridiron”. Even when Brett Favre got into the league, there was no such rule to protect him. When the Vikings went to the NFC Championship game against the saints, who had a bounty out for solely injuring him, where was this roughing the passer that we see today? The most dominate quarterbacks are being paid an incomparable amount to those that played when the gridiron was actually the gridiron. I understand that safety is a very important issue in the sport. In the contract there should be an area that explains that there is a possibility of injury. Just like when you go with your buddies go-karting. Either way I could confidently say that 95 % of players would sign that without even reading it. These are kids making millions of dollars out of college. That is a onetime opportunity that does not happen to majority of the population. Who in their right mind would turn down that money after being in an outrageous amount of debut out of college? Nobody that I know, even if you are financially stable, this amount of money is nearly impossible to turn down. If I were to be a professional athlete, I would have the ability to support my entire family for a good amount of time. My family has helped me

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