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2017 - 2021 Draft Salaries

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General Rookie Contract Changes

 

All picks will have 4 year contracts with a 5th year option being available for players picked in the 1st round.

 

5th year options work similar to a franchise tag, in that the player cannot refuse it, but their salary goes up depending on position for that year.

 

 

5th year options must be decided on by the end of the players 3rd season.  The value of the 5th year option will be the “Above average starter” value for the players position from this table: http://cfbhc.com/wiki/index.php?title=NFLHC#Free_Agency

 

If the player is already making more than that, then they will get their current salary + 15% for the 5th year.

 

 

Players that are drafted in the 6th and 7th round have non-guaranteed contracts. This means they may be cut at any point prior to the start of the regular season without penalty. If you cut a player with non-guaranteed contract mid season, they take the normal cap hit penalty for the current year, and no penalty for remaining years after that. After the 2017 season, 5th round picks will also have non-guaranteed salaries.  After the 2020 season, 4th round picks are only 25% guaranteed.  All UDFAs will also have non-guaranteed contracts.

 

2017 Draft Salaries

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    • 1st Overall Pick: 4 years, 32 million + 5th year option
    • 2nd - 5th Overall Pick: 4 years, 30 million + 5th year option
    • 6th - 10th Overall Pick: 4 years, 26 million + 5th year option
    • 11th - 16th Overall Pick: 4 years, 24 million + 5th year option
    • 17th - 32nd Overall Pick: 4 years, 22 million + 5th year option
    • 2nd Round Pick: 4 years, 14 million
    • 3rd Round Pick: 4 years, 12 million
    • 4th Round Pick: 4 years, 10 million
    • 5th Round Pick: 4 years, 6 million
    • 6th Round Pick: 4 years, 4 million - NON GUARANTEED
    • 7th Round Pick: 4 years, 2 million - NON GUARANTEED

     

     

 

2018 Draft Salaries

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    • 1st Overall Pick: 4 years, 28 million + 5th year option
    • 2nd - 5th Overall Pick: 4 years, 26 million + 5th year option
    • 6th - 10th Overall Pick: 4 years, 22 million + 5th year option
    • 11th - 16th Overall Pick: 4 years, 20 million + 5th year option
    • 17th - 32nd Overall Pick: 4 years, 18 million + 5th year option
    • 2nd Round Pick: 4 years, 11 million
    • 3rd Round Pick: 4 years, 9 million
    • 4th Round Pick: 4 years, 6 million
    • 5th Round Pick: 4 years, 4 million - NON GUARANTEED
    • 6th Round Pick: 4 years, 3 million - NON GUARANTEED
    • 7th Round Pick: 4 years, 2 million - NON GUARANTEED

     

     

 

2019 Draft Salaries

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    • 1st Overall Pick: 4 years, 24 million + 5th year option
    • 2nd - 5th Overall Pick: 4 years, 22 million + 5th year option
    • 6th - 10th Overall Pick: 4 years, 18 million + 5th year option
    • 11th - 16th Overall Pick: 4 years, 16 million + 5th year option
    • 17th - 32nd Overall Pick: 4 years, 14 million + 5th year option
    • 2nd Round Pick: 4 years, 9 million
    • 3rd Round Pick: 4 years, 7 million
    • 4th Round Pick: 4 years, 5 million
    • 5th Round Pick: 4 years, 4 million - NON GUARANTEED
    • 6th Round Pick: 4 years, 3 million - NON GUARANTEED
    • 7th Round Pick: 4 years, 2 million - NON GUARANTEED

     

     

 

2020 Draft Salaries

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    • 1st Overall Pick: 4 years, 24 million + 5th year option
    • 2nd - 5th Overall Pick: 4 years, 22 million + 5th year option
    • 6th - 10th Overall Pick: 4 years, 18 million + 5th year option
    • 11th - 16th Overall Pick: 4 years, 16 million + 5th year option
    • 17th - 32nd Overall Pick: 4 years, 14 million + 5th year option
    • 2nd Round Pick: 4 years, 9 million
    • 3rd Round Pick: 4 years, 7 million
    • 4th Round Pick: 4 years, 5 million
    • 5th Round Pick: 4 years, 4 million - NON GUARANTEED
    • 6th Round Pick: 4 years, 3 million - NON GUARANTEED
    • 7th Round Pick: 4 years, 2 million - NON GUARANTEED

     

     


2021 Draft Salaries

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    • 1st Overall Pick: 4 years, 24 million + 5th year option
    • 2nd - 5th Overall Pick: 4 years, 22 million + 5th year option
    • 6th - 10th Overall Pick: 4 years, 18 million + 5th year option
    • 11th - 16th Overall Pick: 4 years, 16 million + 5th year option
    • 17th - 32nd Overall Pick: 4 years, 14 million + 5th year option
    • 2nd Round Pick: 4 years, 9 million
    • 3rd Round Pick: 4 years, 7 million
    • 4th Round Pick: 4 years, 4 million - 25% GUARANTEED
    • 5th Round Pick: 4 years, 3 million - NON GUARANTEED
    • 6th Round Pick: 4 years, 2 million - NON GUARANTEED
    • 7th Round Pick: 4 years, 2 million - NON GUARANTEED

     

     

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On 4/18/2015 at 10:19 PM, NFL said:

 

 

 

5th year options must be decided on by the end of the players 3rd season.  The value of the 5th year option will be the “Above average starter” value for the players position from this table: http://cfbhc.com/wiki/index.php?title=NFLHC#Free_Agency

 

 

 

Is the player's guarantee on a 5th year option still 50%, or does it change to reflect the 55% of the "Above Average Starter"?

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8 minutes ago, neovenator250 said:

 

Is the player's guarantee on a 5th year option still 50%, or does it change to reflect the 55% of the "Above Average Starter"?

 

Assuming it follows real life the option is 100% guaranteed but I'm not sure that's ever been confirmed

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