The Cruel Reality of the NFL: There is No Loyalty When it Comes to Players


Published: March 24, 2009


... >A team that wins consistently generates more income and has a larger fan base than a team that doesn't win on a consistent basis.


NFL head coaches are paid millions of dollars per year to win immediately, placing an extraordinary amount of pressure on them. With this in mind, it's no wonder the cruel reality of the NFL is there is simply no loyalty when it comes to players.


If it increases the chances of winning, a head coach is just as willing to rid the team of the face of the franchise as he is a little-used backup tight end. To quote Sean Crowe in his recent Matt Cassel article, Bill Belichick would “trade his own son if he thought it would help the Patriots win a football game.”


While this speaks directly of three-time Super Bowl champ Belichick in particular, this fits the description of virtually every coach and team president in the NFL.<...

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