NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 7
Rookie Compensation and Rookie Compensation Pool

Section 7(c)
Fifth-Year Option for First Round Selections


Automatic Inclusion. The terms and conditions of the Fifth-Year Option shall, if exercised, be as set forth below. The Fifth-Year Option shall also contain all permissible non-compensation terms from the player’s year-four contract carried forward unchanged. The Fifth-Year Option shall be deemed a part of every Rookie Contract of a player selected in the first round by virtue of this Agreement and may not be separately attached to such Rookie Contract.