NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 7
Rookie Compensation and Rookie Compensation Pool

Section 6(h)
Performance Incentives


A performance incentive must be based only upon a specific numerical playtime amount. For example, an incentive may provide for a player to receive a bonus if he participates in 40% of his Club’s offensive plays, but it may not provide for the player to receive the performance incentive if he improves in playtime over a prior season.