NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 13
Salary Cap Accounting Rules

Section 6(d)(iii)
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:


If any Player Contract provides for yearly Salary in a sequence that, in the Final League Year or later, is guaranteed for both skill and injury-related termination, then unguaranteed for either such termination, and then guaranteed again for both such termination, the amount guaranteed after the first such unguaranteed year will be allocated into Salary and Team Salary over the League Years of the contract within the express term of this Agreement in any manner the Club chooses.