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.
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.