Introducing The Proven Performance Escalator Projections Page

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.

BillsPreston BrownCowboysAnthony Hitchens
Seantrel HendersonGiantsDevon Kennard
BengalsRussell BodineRedskinsSpencer Long
BrownsChristian KirkseyMorgan Moses
TexansCJ FiedorowiczBryan Stork
Andre HalBashaud Breeland
ColtsDonte MoncriefBearsWill Sutton
JaguarsBrandon LinderCharles Leno Jr.
Aaron ColvinLionsTravis Swanson
Telvin SmithNevin Lawson
TitansDaQuan JonesPackersRichard Rodgers
Avery WilliamsonCorey Linsley
BroncosMichael SchofieldVikingsShamar Stephen
ChiefsPhillip GainesFalconsDevonta Freeman
Zach FultonPanthersTrai Turner
Laurent Duvernay-TardifTre Boston
RaidersGabe JacksonBuccaneersKevin Pamphile
Justin EllisCardinalsJohn Brown
Travis CarrieRamsMo Alexander
EJ Gaines
49ersMarcus Martin
Aaron Lynch

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.

BillsJohn Miller
PatriotsShaquille Mason
RavensZa’Darius Smith
BrownsDuke Johnson
ColtsDavid Parry
JaguarsAJ Cann
BroncosMax Garcia
ChiefsChris Conley
RaidersClive Walford
EaglesJordan Hicks
RedskinsJamison Crowder
BearsAdrian Amos
LionsQuandre Diggs
VikingsDanielle Hunter
VikingsTJ Clemmings
VikingsStefon Diggs
SaintsTyeler Davison
BuccaneersKwon Alexander
CardinalsDavid Johnson
RamsJamon Brown
RamsCody Wichmann
SeahawksTyler Lockett

To learn more about how all these players are slated to earn the PPE, please visit OTC’s Proven Performance Escalator Projections page.