Derek Carr became the highest paid player in NFL history earlier today when he signed a 5 year, $125 million contract extension. The $25 million a year annual value is a new benchmark and of course it came with every superlative there was, but there are a number of ways to benchmark contracts and generally APY is among the most limited so lets jump a little into some of the concepts that should be looked at with “market setting” contracts. Continue reading Thoughts on Derek Carr’s New Contract »
Jason is the founder of OTC and has been studying NFL contracts and the salary cap for over 15 years. Jason has co-authored two books about the NFL, Crunching Numbers and the Drafting Stage, which are widely circulated in the industry and hosts the OTC Podcast. Jason’s work has been featured in various publications including the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, NFL Network and more. OTC is widely considered the leading authority on contract matters in the NFL.