Nick Foles will become an unrestricted free agent

Signing Nick Foles was one of the most under-the-radar free agent acquisitions in the National Football League prior to the 2017 season. Foles signed with the Philadelphia Eagles to be the backup to second year franchise quarterback Carson Wentz. However, Wentz suffered a season ending injury in week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams. Foles took over, and the backup quarterback led the Eagles to Super Bowl LII, where he and the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. Foles Continue ReadingNick Foles will become an unrestricted free agent

Salary Cap Rollover Amounts

The salary cap number that gets released by the NFL is likely not the salary cap number applicable to your favorite team. While the final salary cap number will be determined in advance of the start of the 2019 league year, the NFL announced in December that the salary cap for the 2019 season will be around $190 million. This information will help teams prepare for the moves that they will make during the offseason to prep for the 2019 Continue ReadingSalary Cap Rollover Amounts

Split Contracts

This is the second post in our CBA Basics series. Today we will discuss split contracts. How can an NFL player actually earn less than a minimum salary? When a split salary is included within his contract. Star NFL players and high draft picks do not need to be concerned with this CBA nuance. However, for mid to late round draft picks, rookie free agents, end of the roster veterans, and players coming back from injury, a split salary provision Continue ReadingSplit Contracts

The Joe Flacco Trade

No trades can be completed until the start of the 2019 league year on March 13th. However, it appears that when the league year starts, Joe Flacco will be traded to the Denver Broncos for a 4th round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Embed from Getty Images Flacco has three years remaining on his contract. He is scheduled to make $18.5 million in 2019, $20.25 million in 2020, and $24.25 million in 2021. This is all base salary, and Continue ReadingThe Joe Flacco Trade

Rookie Contract Structures

This is the first post in our CBA Basics Series. Each CBA Basics Series post will introduce a topic from the CBA and distill it down to its essential elements. Today we will discuss Rookie Contract Structures. Under the old CBA (prior to the current CBA which took effect for the 2011 league year), highly drafted rookies were signing contracts for tremendous amounts of money as agents and executives learned to exploit the loopholes of the CBA. In the last Continue ReadingRookie Contract Structures

Antonio Brown and the Impact to the Steelers Salary Cap

There has been a lot of speculation since the end of the season as to whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers would trade Antonio Brown before the start of the 2019 season. Embed from Getty Images While Brown remains a great player on the field, it’s the off the field issues that may have the relationship nearing its end. There were reports during the season of a conflict between Brown and Ben Roethlisberger, and Brown was benched for the last Continue ReadingAntonio Brown and the Impact to the Steelers Salary Cap

Welcome to

If you are reading this when it was published, in February of 2019, the expiration of the NFL CBA is just over two years from now. The CBA, between the NFL and the NFL Players, is set to expire after the 2020 NFL season. The latest news and analysis indicates that there will be difficult negotiations ahead between the owners and the players before an agreement is reached for the 2021 season and beyond. This site and blog is intended to Continue ReadingWelcome to