Contract Extension

 

In a player’s “contract year” (during the final season of an existing contract) the owning team may enter into negotiations with the player to extend his contract at any time before the end of the season.  The player, however, will be more apt to sign a contract extension prior to the start of the NFL season and the chance of signing him will decrease each week.   Players coming off rookie contracts are not eligible to be extended and must be resigned.

Whether or not a player engages in contract extension talks with his team will be determined using the following chart:

 

Negotiation of Contract Extension (Agree / Refuse to talk)

                                           Years Extended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Player

 

1

 

2

 

3

Age

 

Yes

No

 

Yes

No

 

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

1-25

26-100

 

1-35

36-100

 

1-50

51-100

20

 

1-25

26-100

 

1-35

36-100

 

1-50

51-100

21

 

1-25

26-100

 

1-35

36-100

 

1-50

51-100

22

 

1-50

51-100

 

1-75

76-100

 

1-95

96-100

23

 

1-50

51-100

 

1-75

76-100

 

1-95

96-100

24

 

1-50

51-100

 

1-75

76-100

 

1-95

96-100

25

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-90

91-100

 

1-80

81-100

26

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-90

91-100

 

1-85

86-100

27

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-90

91-100

28

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-95

96-100

29

 

1-90

91-100

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-95

96-100

30

 

1-90

91-100

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-95

96-100

31

 

1-70

71-100

 

1-85

86-100

 

1-95

96-100

32

 

1-50

51-100

 

1-70

71-100

 

1-95

96-100

33

 

1-50

51-100

 

1-70

71-100

 

1-90

91-100

34

 

1-50

51-100

 

1-70

71-100

 

1-90

91-100

35

 

1-50

51-100

 

1-75

76-100

 

1-95

96-100

36

 

1-50

51-100

 

1-80

81-100

 

1-95

96-100

37

 

1-50

51-100

 

1-85

86-100

 

1-95

96-100

38

 

1-50

51-100

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-100

N/A

39

 

1-60

61-100

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-100

N/A

40

 

1-75

76-100

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-100

N/A

41

 

1-90

91-100

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-100

N/A

42

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-95

96-100

 

1-100

N/A

If the player refuses to engage in contract extension negotiations with the team all talks will cease until the end of the season when the player will be subject to the usual retention / release procedures.

 

If the player agrees to engage in contract extension negotiations with the team an offer will be presented to the player and his agent for their approval.  Whether or not a player accepts the team’s offer will be determined using the following chart:

 

Extension Value

                                      Raise %    
Before   300 275 250 225 200 175 150 125 100
Game                     
  Accept 1-90 1-85 1-80 1-75 1-70 1-65 1-60 1-55 1-50
1 Reject 91-100 86-100 81-100 76-100 71-95 66-95 61-95 56-90 51-90
  Insult N/A N/A N/A N/A 96-100 96-100 96-100 91-100 91-100
                     
  Accept 1-85 1-80 1-75 1-70 1-65 1-60 1-55 1-50 1-45
2 Reject 86-100 81-100 76-100 71-100 66-95 61-95 56-95 51-90 46-90
  Insult N/A N/A N/A N/A 96-100 96-100 96-100 91-100 91-100
                     
  Accept 1-80 1-75 1-70 1-65 1-60 1-55 1-50 1-45 1-40
3 Reject 81-100 76-100 71-100 66-95 61-95 56-95 51-90 46-90 41-90
  Insult N/A N/A N/A 96-100 96-100 96-100 91-100 91-100 91-100
                     
  Accept 1-75 1-70 1-65 1-60 1-55 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35
4 Reject 76-100 71-100 66-95 61-95 56-95 51-90 46-90 41-85 36-80
  Insult N/A N/A 96-100 96-100 96-100 91-100 91-100 86-100 81-100
                     
  Accept 1-75 1-70 1-65 1-60 1-55 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35
5 Reject 76-100 71-95 66-95 61-90 56-90 51-85 46-80 41-75 36-70
  Insult N/A 96-100 96-100 91-100 91-100 86-100 81-100 76-100 71-100
                     
  Accept 1-70 1-65 1-60 1-55 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30
6 Reject 71-90 66-90 61-90 56-85 51-85 46-80 41-80 36-75 31-70
  Insult 91-100 91-100 91-100 86-100 86-100 81-100 81-100 76-100 71-100
                     
  Accept 1-70 1-65 1-60 1-55 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30
7 Reject 71-85 66-85 61-85 56-80 51-75 46-75 41-70 36-65 31-65
  Insult 86-100 86-100 86-100 81-100 76-100 76-100 71-100 66-100 66-100
                     
  Accept 1-60 1-55 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30 1-25 1-20
8 Reject 61-85 56-80 51-75 46-70 41-65 36-60 31-60 26-55 21-55
  Insult 86-100 81-100 76-100 71-100 66-100 61-100 61-100 56-100 56-100
                     
  Accept 1-60 1-55 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30 1-25 1-20
9 Reject 61-80 56-75 51-70 46-65 41-60 36-55 31-55 26-40 21-40
  Insult 81-100 76-100 71-100 66-100 61-100 56-100 56-100 41-100 41-100
                     
  Accept 1-55 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30 1-25 1-20 1-15
10 Reject 56-80 51-75 46-70 41-65 36-60 31-55 26-50 21-40 16-40
  Insult 81-100 76-100 71-100 66-100 61-100 56-100 51-100 41-100 41-100
                     
  Accept 1-55 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30 1-25 1-20 1-15
11 Reject 56-75 51-70 46-65 41-60 36-55 31-50 26-45 21-40 16-35
  Insult 76-100 71-100 66-100 61-100 56-100 51-100 46-100 41-100 36-100
                     
  Accept 1-55 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30 1-25 1-20 1-15
12 Reject 56-70 51-65 46-60 41-55 36-50 31-45 26-40 21-35 16-30
  Insult 71-100 66-100 61-100 56-100 51-100 46-100 41-100 36-100 31-100
                     
  Accept 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30 1-30 1-20 1-20 1-15
13 Reject 51-70 46-65 41-60 36-55 31-50 31-45 21-40 21-35 16-30
  Insult 71-100 66-100 61-100 56-100 51-100 46-100 41-100 36-100 31-100
                     
  Accept 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30 1-25 1-20 1-15 1-10
14 Reject 51-65 46-60 41-55 36-50 31-45 26-40 21-35 16-30 11-25
  Insult 66-100 61-100 56-100 51-100 46-100 41-100 36-100 31-100 26-100
                     
  Accept 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30 1-25 1-20 1-15 1-10
15 Reject 51-60 46-55 41-50 36-45 31-40 26-35 21-30 16-25 11-20
  Insult 61-100 56-100 51-100 46-100 41-100 36-100 31-100 26-100 21-100
                     
  Accept 1-50 1-45 1-40 1-35 1-30 1-25 1-20 1-15 1-10
16 Reject 51-55 46-50 41-45 36-40 31-35 26-30 21-25 16-20 11-15
  Insult 56-100 51-100 46-100 41-100 36-100 31-100 26-100 21-100 16-100

If the player accepts the contract extension offer he is signed to that contract.  If the player rejects the contract extension offer all talks cease until the end of the season when the player will be subject to the usual retention / release procedures.  If a player is insulted by the offer all talks cease until the end of the season when the player becomes a free agent and looks to move to a new team (unless franchised).

Players cannot be extended after they are signed to a one year contract as it would constitute two contracts (contract negotiations) in the same year.

Players cannot be extended if they are currently working off a previously signed contract extension, regardless of length (1 to 3 years).

Teams can trade players who reject contract extensions - during the players' contract year or at the conclusion of the season, prior to the Free Agent Auction.  The team trading for such a player, however, must offer an equal to or better contract than the one the player rejected (or was insulted by) with his original team.