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NFL Rookies Need to Stop Holding out for Massive Contracts

Three years ago, former University of Southern California teammates RB Reggie Bush and QB Matt Leinart were selected in the 2006 NFL Draft. The two former USC standouts had high expectations for their NFL careers and looked to make an immediate impact on their new teams.

In 2006, the New Orleans Saints used the No. 2 pick to draft Bush after winning the Heisman Trophy his final season at USC, all while rushing for 2,648 yards and 22 touchdowns. He was aware of his potential in the NFL, knowing he would land a massive contract with the Saints.

After a short holdout that contained numerous negotiations with Bush and his agent, he eventually reached a six-year deal that had the potential to be worth up to $62 million—with $26.3 million guaranteed.

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