A league source tells PFT that the Dolphins are insisting on the inclusion of offset language in quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s contract.
Per the source, the team’s insistence is believed to be coming from V.P. of administration Dawn Aponte, who once worked for the league’s management council. It’s believed that teams are pushing for offset language at the specific direction of the NFL’s governing body.
It’s a silly issue, frankly. Teams don’t want the players to double dip in the unlikely event they’re cut within the next four seasons and they sign with a new team. The players, who are getting far less now than they did before the rookie wage scale arrived in 2011, think that their grossly-diminished haul shouldn’t be further diminished if the team decides to move on.