Here is the second installment of the Caponomics series. In this presentation we get into the components of a contract and the basics of calculating a salary cap number and dead money. Topics include signing bonus prorations, guaranteed salary, the minimum salary benefit and incentive valuations. This will probably be the longest of the series so it may be best to view in two or three parts if you plan on watching the entire presentation. I did update one of the slides for a mistake in roster bonus if you decide to download the slides, but that is also mentioned during the presentation as well. If you notice any other errors just let me know.
Thanks to Ryan I also just corrected a second error that is fixed in the slide deck but not the video. My calculations in slide 15 were based on a player earning the maximum 10+ year base. Its now corrected to the proper 840K base.
I plan on doing another one of these in another two weeks probably touching on the rules of free agency. Here is a link to the first video presentation if you missed it
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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.