Todd Gurley says NFL players are envious of massive NBA contracts
When you watch the NBA offseason, some of the top players are landing contracts worth $150 million to north of $200 million.
As an elite NFL player, former Georgia RB Todd Gurley II will make only $2.3 million for the Los Angeles Rams in 2018 (and $9.6 million in 2019).
Recently, Gurley told the Los Angeles Times that he and other NFL players notice all the money being thrown at NBA players and are jealous:
“Us NFL players, we’re just mad about NBA contracts right now, that’s all,” he said. “I just want like $80 million. Those guys are getting like $150 [million]. It’s crazy. It’s insane.”
Of course, it’s worth noting that NFL rosters are much larger than NBA rosters, so there are more players who need to be paid under the salary cap.
However, the NFL makes more money than the NBA, so Gurley has a point, and major changes could be coming to NFL contracts in the coming years.