NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 13
Salary Cap Accounting Rules

Section 6(c)(vii)
Valuation of Player Contracts

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:


Any incentive bonus that depends on a player’s individual performance in categories other than those used to assess performance at the player’s primary position is prohibited.