How does the NFL contract policy work?
Today Kenechi Udeze retired because of his illness does he still get paid the remainder of his contract? Do players who receive career ending injuries or can no longer play and choose to retire, Still get the remainder of their salaries? Also what about other players who get released from their contracts or cut from the team before soon after they sign with the team? Is this called dead weight or is that for players who are injured or physically unable to preform list? I have never understood the nfl contract policy will someone please explain all this non sense!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Player contracts are not guaranteed; teams are only required to pay on the contract as long as the player remains a member of the team. If the player is cut, or quits, for any reason, the balance of the contract is voided and the player receives no further compensation.
Unless, of course, there is a "Guaranteed Money" provision in the contract.
I found this, too...
Player contracts tend to be "back-loaded". This means that the contract is not divided equally among the time period it covers. Instead, the player earns progressively more and more each year. For instance, a player signing a 4-year deal worth $10 million may get paid $1 million the first year, $2 million the second year, $3 million the third year, and $4 million the fourth year. If a team cuts this player after the first year, the final three years do not count against the cap. Any signing bonus, however, ceases to be pro-rated, and the entire balance of the bonus counts against the cap in the upcoming season
- Anonymous1 decade ago