NFL Notes: Contract ROI, Flex Scheduling, Bills, & Saints


Contract R.O.I

  • Jason Fitzgerald of takes a look at the top NFL contracts and how they relate to Pro Bowl selections.
  • The teams who have the best return on investment, according to Fitzgerald, are the Panthers, Cardinals and Bengals.
  • Teams with the lowest ROI include the Bills, Buccaneers, Redskins and Chargers.
  • Fitzgerald’s article includes lists of players who are either living up their contracts and under-performing, so I recommend giving it a read if you’re interested.

Flex Scheduling

  • Jason Cole of Bleacher Report writes that it’s time for the NFL to adopt “truly flexible scheduling” or at least flex the final few weeks of the regular season.
  • Christmas Eve showcases the 4-10 San Diego Chargers at the 6-8 Oakland Raiders, and this comes after recent primetime games Buccaneers vs. Rams last Thursday, the Jets vs. Cowboys last Saturday and the Lions vs. Saints this past Monday.
  • Cole suggests setting a firm schedule through Thanksgiving weekend, which is around Week 12 of the NFL season. After Week 12, Cole believes the NFL should make all games available to be flexed into primetime.


  • Bills impending free agent OT Cordy Glenn said that he had his kidney removed at the end of last season. (Joe Buscaglia)
  • Former NFL physician David Chao mentions that there is some risk to playing football with one kidney, but the Bills’ coaching staff likely signed off on his health moving forward.


Sean Payton mentioned Wednesday that he sees himself coaching the Saints “long past this season.”

I see myself coaching this team long past this season,” Payton said, via Larry Holder of the Times-Picayune.

This is where I call home. I just finished building a home here,” Payton added. “I’m close enough to my son back in Dallas where I’m pretty much back there once a week or he’s over here; my daughter is off in college now.

“So, I see myself coaching this team long past this season.

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