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The running back market in today’s NFL has been absolutely crazy lately.
Several former stars struggled to even get a deal, all while some of the best players in the position had to go through months of disputes and still failed to get the contracts they deserved.
That’s why former NFL QB Robert Griffin III took to Twitter to encourage running backs to take a strong stance against this in the wake of Nick Chubb and Saquon Barkley suffering injuries this week.
The Baylor product called out team owners for underpaying top-level running backs because of the higher injury chance and then overusing them, which is why they’re getting hurt.
NFL RBs need to have another zoom meeting and figure out a way to make sure what has happened to Saquon Barkely and Nick Chubb doesn’t happen again. Under-paying top level running backs because they have a higher injury chance and then overusing them is BONKERS.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 19, 2023
This has become a recurring issue and topic of discussion.
Teams would rather let their star running backs walk away if they don’t want to play under the franchise tag because they know they get hurt more often and their primes are shorter.
They choose to take another running back in the latter rounds of the NFL Draft and treat them as disposable pieces, even though they’re out there putting their bodies on the line trying to break tackles and blocking to help the passing game.
This may not have an immediate effect on the game, but young men will likely stop trying to develop as running backs in the future.
What’s the point?
They could try and get better at another position where they’re not as exposed to injury and likelier to get a big payday, and that could change the game as we know it.
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