The Fifth-Year Option Can Be Friend or Foe

The Fifth-Year Option Can Be Friend or Foe
The 2011 CBA drastically changed the way NFL rookie contracts are done. Drafted players went from having the ability to negotiate their contracts with teams to having little to no say on the length or total contract amount – all drafted players are signed to four-year contracts. They could, however, negotiate guarantees, language and payment […]

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