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NFL CBA Series: Minimum Salaries

Alfred Morris' home-run swing.

Alfred Morris’ home-run swing. (Photo Credit: Photobucket.com)

Though this article of the CBA is titled “Salaries,” its focus is on the minimum salaries a player with a particular amount of Credited Seasons is entitled to.

While the Joe Flacco’s and Aaron Rodgers’ of the League set the ceiling (at least temporarily), this Article sets the salary floor. The average employee may look at these yearly salaries as if these players are set for the rest of their lives, forgetting that the average NFL career is only three years long. Continue reading

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NFL CBA Series: Other Bonuses

 

English: New York Jets' cornerback Darrelle Revis

English: New York Jets’ cornerback Darrelle Revis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Though a player’s signing bonus is the most covered part of a player compensation package, a player can also earn other types of bonuses. Any bonus that is guaranteed for skill, cap, and injury is subject to proration rules like a signing bonus.

Roster Bonus

The roster bonus is another of the more publicized bonuses. The end of the Peyton Manning Era in Indianapolis came due to a $28 million roster bonus the Colts would have owed Manning had he still been on the team March 8, 2012. Continue reading

NFL CBA Series: Signing Bonus

The Lambeau Leap never felt so good.

The Lambeau Leap never felt so good.

A signing bonus one of most mainstream forms of player compensation. The term is often utilized in sports media when discussing new player contracts. A signing bonus is guaranteed (subject to some forfeiture provisions) and is often referred to as the only guaranteed money for NFL employees.

Signing bonuses are lump sums awarded to a player when he signs his contract.

Though a player does technically earns his this bonus right away, sometimes players will defer some of this money, receiving it in payments over time. Continue reading

NFL CBA Series: Signing Bonus Proration

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Signing bonuses and other amounts with the same designation do not have to count directly against a team’s salary cap in the League Year they are paid. These amounts can be spread over the life of a Player Contract up to a maximum of five years (Art. 13, Sec. 6, I, 93).
Though the team can pay the player the entire payment at once, for salary cap purposes the figure is reduced to make a large signing bonus manageable under the cap. The Packers would have had to gut a good portion of their roster to afford Aaron Rodgers’ $35 million signing bonus this season. The same goes for the Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco. Continue reading

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