NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 7
Rookie Compensation and Rookie Compensation Pool

Section 4(a)
Proven Performance Escalator


Subject to the phase-in rules and restrictions set forth in Subsection 4(c) below, the Proven Performance Escalator is mandatory for Rookies drafted in the second through seventh rounds. Rookies drafted in the first round and Undrafted Rookies are not eligible to earn the Proven Performance Escalator.