Kacy Rodgers II spent the past three seasons in the CFL. Now, he’s in the Jets offseason program with his father, defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers, as his coach.
One source told ESPN’s Vaughn McClure: “I doubt he shows up, as Jones is looking for a pay raise, with three years and $34.45 million left on his deal.
General manager Thomas Dimitroff said late last month that the team is not overly concerned about the Pro Bowl wide receiver missing offseason workouts or erasing Falcons photos from his Instagram page.
As made obvious by Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement from Monday, the NFL will be rooting its lobbying efforts in notions like intellectual property and content creation, for which the NFL surely believes it should be compensated. Ditto for the “official, reliable league data” that the league will want to sell to the various states.
But the cut the NFL gets (or doesn’t) from the states ultimately will be small potatoes in comparison to the filet mignon available elsewhere. The NFL will make the bulk of its money from the increased interest in the sport, the licensing of team names and logos (which will make everything seem more official), the use of team and league website and apps as the conduit for betting, and in-game bets placed both at the stadium and via real-time TV transmissions that eventually remove all lag.