Art. 7, §4 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement establishes what is known as the Proven Performance Escalator (PPE). The PPE creates an automatic raise in the fourth year Paragraph 5 salary of players still on their rookie contracts (drafted between Rounds 3 and 7) who have participated in either 35% of a teams offensive or defensive snaps in two of his first three seasons, or in 35% of all offensive or defensive snaps over his entire first three years. Players who earn the PPE will see their fourth year P5 salary raise to the lowest restricted free agent (RFA) tender for that season.
While RFA tender amounts have yet to be announced, OTC is able to estimate which players have either earned, or are on track to earn, the PPE. Once the RFA tenders are announced, you should soon see each player’s Year 4 P5 salary rise on their respective page.
Additionally, OTC has now built an entire page devoted to projecting which players are on track to earn the PPE. You may find this page here.
2017 PPE Eligible Players
As all relevant data has been established for the 2014 rookie class, these are the players who should see their PPE raises finalized for their 2017 contract year.
|Bills||Preston Brown||Cowboys||Anthony Hitchens|
|Seantrel Henderson||Giants||Devon Kennard|
|Bengals||Russell Bodine||Redskins||Spencer Long|
|Browns||Christian Kirksey||Morgan Moses|
|Texans||CJ Fiedorowicz||Bryan Stork|
|Andre Hal||Bashaud Breeland|
|Colts||Donte Moncrief||Bears||Will Sutton|
|Jaguars||Brandon Linder||Charles Leno Jr.|
|Aaron Colvin||Lions||Travis Swanson|
|Telvin Smith||Nevin Lawson|
|Titans||DaQuan Jones||Packers||Richard Rodgers|
|Avery Williamson||Corey Linsley|
|Broncos||Michael Schofield||Vikings||Shamar Stephen|
|Chiefs||Phillip Gaines||Falcons||Devonta Freeman|
|Zach Fulton||Panthers||Trai Turner|
|Laurent Duvernay-Tardif||Tre Boston|
|Raiders||Gabe Jackson||Buccaneers||Kevin Pamphile|
|Justin Ellis||Cardinals||John Brown|
|Travis Carrie||Rams||Mo Alexander|
2018 PPE-Projected Players
In addition, because these players have already played more than 35% of the snaps in the first two years of their rookie contract, they will also be eligible for the PPE in 2018, provided that their rookie contract is not terminated.
To learn more about how all these players are slated to earn the PPE, please visit OTC’s Proven Performance Escalator Projections page.