The Indianapolis Colts have a bunch of players looking for new deals, including QB Peyton Manning, WR Reggie Wayne, DE Robert Mathis and S Antoine Bethea.
But the man who runs Indy’s football operation, Bill Polian, says it’s really hard to craft new deals right now because of the uncertain CBA situation.
“We’re not in a regular environment, that’s the problem,” Polian said. “The problem is we don’t have a system, and without a system you don’t know where contracts might or might not fit. I don’t speculate on what [the new CBA] might be. The question is, what are the basic concepts and then where you go from there? What does one piece do to all the other pieces? That’s the difficulty. You can’t predict that, no one knows what it will be. No one knows until the parties sit down and hammer it out what it will be. And a small, little piece over here could change the whole complexion of things.”
The Jets are having the same problem on their contract front.
So the Revis’ camp can take all the shots they want in the New York Post
But it doesn’t change the fact all NFL teams are facing a difficult contract landscape right now.