NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 7
Rookie Compensation and Rookie Compensation Pool

Section 4(c)(i)
Proven Performance Escalator


The Level One, Level Two and Level Three Proven Performance Escalators for Rookies drafted in the second round shall begin to apply to players who were selected in the 2018 Draft, such that any escalation of the player’s Paragraph 5 Salary shall occur in the 2021 League Year. Players who were selected in the second round of any Draft prior to the 2018 Draft are not eligible to earn the Level One, Level Two or Level Three Escalators.