NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 45
Injury Protection

Section 8
Extended Injury Protection Benefit


Except as otherwise required by operation of Section 1 above, a player qualifying under Section 7 above will receive an amount equal to 100% of his Paragraph 5 Salary for the second season following the season of injury. Notwithstanding the immediately preceding sentence, under no circumstances shall the above-described amount (i.e., 100% of the player’s Paragraph 5 Salary) exceed the following maximum payments: $1,000,000, for the 2022 League Year; ; $1,025,000, for the 2023-24 League Years; $1,050,000, for the 2025-26 League Years; $1,090,000, for the 2027-28 League Years; and $1,130,000, for the 2029-30 League Years unless he has an individually negotiated contract that provides an Extended Injury Protection amount or guaranteed salary amount that exceeds the player’s maximum Extended Injury Protection entitlement for the applicable League Year.


The benefit will be paid to the player in equal weekly installments commencing no later than the date of the first regular season game, which benefit payments will cease if the player signs a contract for that season with another Club. A player will not be entitled to the Extended Injury Protection Benefit more than once during his playing career in the NFL, and such Extended Injury Protection Benefit shall be reduced by any salary guaranteed to the player for the second season following the season of injury.