NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 7
Rookie Compensation and Rookie Compensation Pool

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


The Fifth-Year Option Paragraph 5 Salary for any player drafted with any selection (1-32) in the first round of the 2016 or 2017 Drafts shall not be considered Rookie Salary and will not count against the Total Rookie Compensation Pool, or against the Club’s Total Rookie Allocation, or for purposes of the 25% Increase Rule.