Due to the dissolution of the collective bargainning agreement, the performance-based pay system to reward rookies with low salaries is no longer in place. That means players that are close to or are making the league minimum like Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams and running back LeGarrette Blount will not be rewarded for their outstanding rookie seasons.
Last modified on Monday, 17 January 2011 14:55
Under the performance-based pay system, a player obtains an index, based on the total number of plays in which he participated, divided by his total compensation. The players having the highest index numbers (i.e., those who worked the most for the least) received the largest slice of each team’s allocation under the program.
Last year, Vikings center John Sullivan picked up an extra $397,555, based on the fact that his salary was $385,000 and he started every game.
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