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.

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
EJ Gaines
49ers Marcus 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.

Bills John Miller
Patriots Shaquille Mason
Ravens Za’Darius Smith
Browns Duke Johnson
Colts David Parry
Jaguars AJ Cann
Broncos Max Garcia
Chiefs Chris Conley
Raiders Clive Walford
Eagles Jordan Hicks
Redskins Jamison Crowder
Bears Adrian Amos
Lions Quandre Diggs
Vikings Danielle Hunter
Vikings TJ Clemmings
Vikings Stefon Diggs
Saints Tyeler Davison
Buccaneers Kwon Alexander
Cardinals David Johnson
Rams Jamon Brown
Rams Cody Wichmann
Seahawks Tyler Lockett

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