Explanation of how to compare contracts that were signed under a previous contract.
NFL Rookie Contract basics explained: length, salary, renegotiations, 25-percent increase rule.
Performance incentives allowed in NFL rookie contracts.
The NFL Proven Performance Escalator in rookie contracts has changed dramatically under the new CBA. See those changes here.
The 5th-Year Option got a makeover under the 2020 CBA. See the changes here.
An example to show guaranteed money and dead money in NFL Player contracts.
When a player contract is terminated, he is either free to negotiate and with a team at any time or subject to waivers. When released, a contract for a player with fewer than four credited seasons is subject to waivers at all times. The waiver system allows teams to place a claim on a player... Continue Reading →
A definition of "dead money" in NFL player contracts.
Defining salary escalators in NFL contracts.
Exploring contract incentives in NFL player contracts, as well as differentiating LTBE and NLTBE incentives.
Exploring three other types of NFL bonuses: option bonus, workout bonus, and reporting bonus.
Per-game roster bonuses.
Defining NFL roster bonuses.
Explaining signing bonuses and the proration of them in NFL contract.
During the course season, NFL players receive installments of their base or "Paragraph 5" salary. Under the new CBA, the period over which the players receive these installments are increased significantly.
Unlike its NBA and MLB counterparts, NFL contracts are not guaranteed unless specified. This article explores the three types of guaranteed money (skill, cap, injury).
Defining and examining the NFL franchise tag (exclusive & non-exclusive) and transition tender under the new 2020 CBA.
Defining and examining the difference between Accrued Seasons and Credited Seasons in the NFL.
Definitions of each of the NFL free agency tiers: unrestricted, restricted, exclusive rights.
Landon Collins Age: 25 Height: 6-0 Weight: 218 Experience: 4 seasons Potential Suitors: Colts, Chiefs, Cowboys Redskins, Buccaneers, Saints, Giants Free Agent Profile Potential Team Perspective Landon Collins is an impact player at the safety position. A disruptive presence in the run game, Collins is better playing forward than he is backward. In today’s NFL,... Continue Reading →
Le’Veon Bell Age: 27 Height: 6-1 Weight: 225 Experience: 5 seasons Potential Suitors: Jets, Colts, Eagles, Buccaneers, Raiders, Texans Profile The biggest name in the 2019 free agent class, Le’Veon Bell is, in his own words, “Free at last.” After playing the 2017 season on the franchise tag and sitting out the 2018 season because... Continue Reading →
Earl Thomas Age: 29 Height: 5-10 Weight: 202 Experience: 9 seasons Potential Suitors: Cowboys, Chargers, Chiefs, 49ers, Packers, Falcons Free Agent Profile Instincts. Range. Ball skills. Centerfielder. Enforcer. Earl Thomas is all of it wrapped into a 5-10 frame. One of the best safeties of his era, Thomas is the only player with 25+ interceptions... Continue Reading →
Odell Beckham Jr. Measureables Height: 5-11 Weight: 198 Age: 25 Experience: 4 seasons Accolades: 3-Time Pro Bowler New York Giants Projected 2018 Cap Space: $6.4M (per OverTheCap.com) Profile Odell Beckham Jr. is a game changer for an offense and a franchise. As the son of a former LSU football player and a track athlete, Beckham’s an... Continue Reading →
Aaron Donald missed Week 1 last season over a contract dispute. Could he soon be the NFL highest-paid defensive player?
After being franchise by the Lions, what will it take Ziggy Ansah to agree to a long-term extension in Detroit?
The Kirk Cousins sweepstakes commences March 14.
After playing the 2017 season on the Franchise Tag, Le'Veon Bell is looking to be rewarded with the long-term contract he's wanted. How much will he get?
Coming off a Week 1 ACL injury, Robinson is looking to cash in during free agency...
After leading the NFL in receptions in 2017, Jarvis Landry got hit with the franchise tag...
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is an exclusive rights free agent.
Desmond Trufant Contract Total Value – 6 years, $77,276,000 Extension – 5 years, $69,250,000 (New Money) Desmond Trufant Contract Length The new five-year extension is in addition to the Fifth-Year Option the Falcons exercised in April 2016. Atlanta now has Trufant locked up for the next six seasons. Trufant, one of three brothers who played... Continue Reading →
Aaron Donald Contract | Los Angeles Rams | HT: 6-1 WT: 285 Age: 25 Seasons: 3 Status: Under Contract for 2017 + Fifth-Year Option (Projected) Aaron Donald Scouting Report Positives He’s the most dominant interior defensive lineman in the NFL, as well as one of the league’s best players. He’s an athletic force on the... Continue Reading →
Ray Lewis Accolades 2x Super Bowl Champion 2x Defensive Player of the Year 13x Pro Bowl 7x First-Team All-Pro 3x Second-Team All-Pro Career Stats: 2,055 tackles, 41.5 sacks, 31 INT, 81 PD, 19 FF, 20 FR Ray Lewis Contracts 1996 - 5 years, $4,675,000 2000 - 4 years, $26,000,000 2002 - 7 years, $50,000,000 2009... Continue Reading →
Reggie White Contract Details •Years: 4 •Total Value: $17,00,000 •Signing Bonus: $4.5M Reggie White Contract Structure •1993 - $3M base + $1.5M reporting bonus •1994 - $3.15M base •1995 - $2.85M base •1996 - $2M base Reggie White Free Agent Summary 1993 brought a newly found freedom for NFL players: free agency. Players with expired... Continue Reading →
Le'Veon Bell | Pittsburgh Steelers | 2017 NFL Free Agency HT: 6-1 WT: 225 Age: 25 Seasons: 4 Status: UFA **UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Steelers placed the Exclusive franchise tag on Bell.** Pittsburgh Steelers Salary Cap Space (Top 51): $36.63M RB Franchise Tag: $12.12M (Joel Corry) Le'Veon Bell Scouting Report Positives The most diverse running back... Continue Reading →
Antonio Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | NFL Contract Analysis Total Contract Value – 5 years, $72.71M, $15.54M APY Total Extension Value – 4 years, $68M, $17M APY Antonio Brown Contract Structure Length - 5 Years This contract is a four-year extension on top of the final year of his prior contract. The total five-year length... Continue Reading →