NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 7
Rookie Compensation and Rookie Compensation Pool

Section 1(c)


Total Rookie Compensation Pool. “Total Rookie Compensation Pool” means the League-wide limit on the total amount of Rookie Salary for which all Clubs may contract with Drafted and Undrafted Rookies over the entire term of such Rookie Contracts. By way of example, a Drafted Rookie selected in the second round who signs a four-year contract with Rookie Salary of $1,000,000 in year one, $1,100,000 in year two, $1,200,000 in year three, and $1,300,000 in year four would have $4,600,000 count against the Total Rookie Compensation Pool.