NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 27
Veteran Salary Benefit

Section 6
Player Benefit Calculation for Qualifying Contracts

The difference between the Salary Cap count for a Qualifying Contract and the stated minimum for the Qualifying Player’s years of service shall be counted as a Player Benefit (“the Veteran Salary Benefit”). For example, in the 2020 League Year, a Qualifying Player with five Credited Seasons shall receive a Minimum Salary of $910,000; however, only $750,000 shall count against his Club’s Team Salary. The difference of $160,000 shall be counted as a Player Benefit.