Bryce Harper is signed through 2032; what will happen in the NFL during the next 13 years?

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Friday’s supersized PFT Live included a pair of drafts, both inspired by recent events. One reacted to the unretirement of Jason Witten. The other looked at the new contract signed by Bryce Harper with the Phillies.

Harper’s $330 million deal has him under contract through 2032. So what will the NFL look like when the contract expires? Simms and I suggested various ideas.

You should consider our ideas and then suggest some of your own in the comments. And be sure to tune in to PFT Live every weekday from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio, with a two-hour simulcast from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET on NBCSN, which is then re-aired from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET — expect on special occasions, like today. When we’ll have a four-hour live show on NBCSN.

34 responses to “Bryce Harper is signed through 2032; what will happen in the NFL during the next 13 years?

  1. Bryce Harper is one of the most overrated players in the history of baseball. He’s had 1 good year. 330 Million for a career .279 hitter. Murray is a moron.

  2. Baseball…no salary cap is exactly the reason I despise MLB. The salary cap is the great equalizer in pro sports. No hope of parity without it.

  3. “The salary cap is the great equalizer in pro sports. No hope of parity without it.”

    Yeah, those Phillies are some kind of dynasty. BTW, no one has won back to back world series since 2000.

  4. The salary cap stinks, let the big boys play their money game. When you see owners with large pockets of cash that they don’t spend, screw them and the fan base that supports them.

  5. Ridiculous amount of money , exceeds the entire annual NFL salary cap, I hope Kyler Murray doesn’t read about this! Hey Oakland, I am committed to …………. ahhhhh. Baseball?.

  6. In the next 13 years?…
    The Phillies will win 2 World Series.
    The Eagles will win 3 more Super Bowls.
    And the Sixers will win 3 Championships.

    Philadelphia has a great decade ahead.

  7. None of these MLB Mega Contracts have worked out. They all get traded eventually for nothing in return.

    Stanton, A-Rod (#1), Hamilton, Verlander.

    Others get benched or told to stay away.

    DWright, A-Rod (#2), Fielder, Cabrerra, Cespedis.

    Harper will eventually be traded to some team that is making a run to October, when the market catches up to his salary.

  8. Baseball is a different animal than the NFL no salary cap and plus the Phillies have STUPID MONEY to burn. in my opinion it is a very smart move on their part to sign him. puts fannies in the seats for years and the Phillies now have a contending team for years with the other free agents they signd. Its the way baseball teams comepete now and Philly will sell out the entire upcoming season and seasons to come. Phillies are a great baseball town very similiar to the redsox From 2007 to 2011 every game was a sellout and i see the same thing for them now. Philadelphia is a great sports city

  9. Baseball is a different animal than the NFL no salary cap and plus the Phillies have STUPID MONEY to burn. in my opinion it is a very smart move on their part to sign him. puts fannies in the seats for years and the Phillies now have a contending team for years with the other free agents they signd. Its the way baseball teams comepete now and Philly will sell out the entire upcoming season and seasons to come. Phillies are a great baseball town very similiar to the redsox From 2007 to 2011 every game was a sellout and i see the same thing for them now. Philadelphia is a great sports city

  10. What will happen in the next 13 years? Bottom dwelling teams will draft and discard 11 top 5 QBs blaming them for the poor organization.

  11. therealraider says:
    March 1, 2019 at 8:37 pm
    Bryce Harper is one of the most overrated players in the history of baseball. He’s had 1 good year. 330 Million for a career .279 hitter. Murray is a moron.

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    Mark McGuire’s career batting avg is .261. That means throughout his career he averaged one fewer base hit every 5-6 weeks than Harper has so far. What’s your point, exactly???

  12. Giancarlo Stanton is a career .268 hitter. Manny Machado is a career.282 hitter. Seems like that is the market.

  13. therealraider says:
    March 1, 2019 at 8:37 pm
    Bryce Harper is one of the most overrated players in the history of baseball. He’s had 1 good year. 330 Million for a career .279 hitter. Murray is a moron.
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    Agreed on Harper being overrated. I’m in the DC region and remember when fans and sportswriters kept trying to place Harper in the same class as Matt Trout and I couldn’t see it at all. That was a joke to me. He’s always been more hype than substance but for some reason people elevated him to be amongst the best players in the game. Yes his ceiling when he’s hitting on all cylinders is superstar level, amongst the best in the game but his floor is barely above replacement level and we saw his floor way too often in DC. Probably more times than you would expect from a star player.

  14. In 13 years, Football will still be the same, you can’t take much more of the D away before it just becomes two hand touch.

    It will be interesting to see what the XFL does, if it’s brand will fold again.

  15. I predict that in 13 years, baseball will continue it’s slow decline. Contracts like Harper’s are what’s wrong with baseball. You have these guys signing 9 figure deals and never come close to living up to the hype.

  16. I’m not one to complain how much athletes make since they are the top small percent of people in the world who can do what they do but seriously? 330 million?
    This is where sports is getting out of hand. Baseball is an absolute joke.

  17. Let’s see:

    Tom Brady will have won 3 more Super Bowls and be in the HoF.
    Patriots will have won 5 more Super Bowls, appearing in 9 AFCCGs.
    Steelers will still be holding at 6 SBs, with Tomlin still whining and wondering why they still can’t beat the Patriots.
    Browns will surprise the world and win a Super Bowl then return to the bottom because they can’t handle the shock of being good.
    Colts still won’t be worth noticing.

  18. Bryce Harper is signed through 2032; what will happen in the NFL during the next 13 years?

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    If they keep messing with the game the NFL games attendance will probably look like those AAF games do now!

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