The NFL season is full of jargon that can be a bit confusing to the uninitiated: what is a "football move", for example. But, if in-season talk can be a little troublesome, the off-season conversations are oftentimes downright mind boggling. This series of "primers", known as "NFL 101", aims to break down the communication barriers between Joe and Jane Football Fan and those of use who obsess over every detail.
Employment in the NFL is unique, to say the least. Teams and players are contractually obligated to stay together for a set amount of time -- except that they aren’t. Contracts in the NFL are about as binding as a piece of thread to a gorilla.