It's just the constant march towards rhe pussification of the game.
"$96 million? Wha?!"
What do you think? Someone makes that much money just because they are Archie's son, Eli's brother, or looks good in pads? Please...
The salaries paid to the players are outlandish. Why? Because they put their lives on the line. They know what they've signed on for. They are gladiators. If you can't take the heat stay out of the kitchen.
I tried it, I couldn't and I did. I was a damn good cornerback, but it just hurt way too much when I got hit.
Every team pays a bounty of one sort or another for taking out a player on the other side. Anyone who says otherwise is uniformed or lying.