If you sign an NFL contract and get released 3 days later, do you get the money for what the contract is worth
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
No. Football contracts, unlike baseball contracts, are not guaranteed. The only guaranteed money in football is the signing bonus. This is why many players ask for very large signing bonuses because they know that a team can cut them at any point during the life of the contract and the rest of the contract is void.
- 1 decade ago
That depends if there is guaranteed money or not. They divided the contract by 17 and pay you each week during the regular season. During preseason and minicamps they all make the same amount. Players now are wanting guaranteed money and if they have that in their contract then they get it no matter what. If you get hurt and then released, I believe they do have to pay you but if you are cut because you aren't good enough and there is no guaranteed pay in the contract then you are SOL.
- fjerseymanLv 61 decade ago
No NFL contracts are not guaranteed! Only the signing bonus and whatever the three days of the contract are worth you would receive!
- ThomasLv 51 decade ago
depending on the clause in the contract. If your agent stats release money in the contract, then you get it. You get the signing bonus though.
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- retiredLv 61 decade ago
there are all kinds of contracts with different clauses and parameters.....
there is guaranteed money and non-guaranteed.....mostly non-guaranteed
I'm sure a team would never let that happen.
- 1 decade ago
you usually dont get the full amont you will only get the signing bonus that is why teams release verteran players so they dont have to pay them big $$$