Rookie Compensation and Rookie Compensation Pool
Section 4(d)(ii)Proven Performance Escalator
An eligible player selected in the third through seventh rounds will qualify for the Level One Proven Performance Escalator in his fourth League Year if: (1) he participated in a minimum of 35% of his Club’s offensive or defensive plays in any two of his first three regular seasons; or (2) he participated in a “cumulative average” of at least 35% of his Club’s offensive or defensive plays over his first three regular seasons. “Cumulative average” means the sum of the total number of offensive or defensive plays in which the player participated over the applicable seasons, divided by the sum of the Club’s offensive or defensive plays during the same seasons. By way of example, if a player participates in 250 of the Club’s 1,000 offensive plays in his first season, 350 of the Club’s 1,000 plays in his second season, and 450 of the Club’s 1,000 plays in his third season for a total of 1,050 plays out of a possible 3,000, the cumulative average would equal 35%.