NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement
Rookie Compensation and Rookie Compensation Pool
Section 7(g)(ii)Fifth-Year Option for First Round Selections
For a Drafted Rookie selected in the first round of the 2018 or any subsequent Draft who is not selected to a Pro Bowl on the original ballot during any of his first three seasons but who (1) participated in a minimum of 75% of his Club’s offensive or defensive plays in any two of his first three regular seasons; or (2) participated in a “cumulative average” of at least 75% of his Club’s offensive or defensive plays over his first three 43 regular seasons; or (3) participated in a minimum of 50% of his Club’s offensive or defensive plays in each of his first three regular seasons, the Paragraph 5 Salary for the player’s Fifth-Year Option shall equal an amount that would apply in the fourth League Year of the Rookie Contract if one calculated the Transition Tender for that League Year by using the same methodology as set forth in Article 10, Section 4, but using the applicable third through twentieth highest Salaries (as “Salary” is defined in Article 10) (as opposed to the ten highest Salaries) for players at the same position (using the categories in Article 10, Section 7(a)) at which the Rookie participated in the most plays during his third League Year. No other Salary (other than the minimum offseason workout per diem and compensation for community relations/sponsor appearances or promotional activities (subject to the maximum amounts permitted in Section 3(b)(iv) above)) is permitted for the Fifth- Year Option. “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.