NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 13
Salary Cap Accounting Rules

Section 6(a)(ii)
Valuation of Player Contracts - Deferred Salary.

Notwithstanding any provision in a Player Contract to the contrary or when such payments are actually made, the following rules shall apply in determining the amount of a player’s Salary that is to be included in Team Salary in a particular League Year for purposes of the Salary Cap:

(a)(ii)Deferred Salary..

Any Paragraph 5 Salary to be earned in a particular year but not to be paid until after the next League Year shall be considered “Deferred Salary” and will be included in Team Salary during the League Year earned at its present value based on the Discount Rate. Salary to be paid any time before the end of the League Year after it is earned shall not be considered Deferred Salary and will be included fully in the Team’s Salary during the year earned.