These pro athletes are getting paid millions for nothing

We hear the same complaint about pro athletes who have any grievance with their leagues: “You get paid millions of dollars to play a sport!” That jaded sports fan sentiment has been going on for years, but wait until those fans see this video from the Pat McAfee Show (subscribe to the podcast now) where the former NFL player breaks down pros who are getting paid on deferred contracts to do nothing. That’s millions for absolutely nothing.

These deals spread out the money from previous deals over decades, extending wealth for players well beyond their careers. Here is a graphic that McAfee’s team pulled together this graphic