Re-Signings

Upon completion of a player contract the player becomes a free agent.  The team for which the player last played for has the first option to sign him to a new contract.  The player’s agent will come to the team with an opening offer and the team / agent will negotiate from there.  Upon conclusion of negotiations the player agent will present to player with the agreed upon contract terms and it will be up to the player to accept / reject the offer.  Players not signed by June 30 and not franchised become free agents.

 

Contract terms are established in the following manner.

        Previous EFL Salary + 3 (“Koch Scouting Services” Value)   = Baseline Value (BV)

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        The team and player agent then begin negotiations starting from the BV, establishing a Preliminary Salary (PS) per season figure based on a percentage of the BV.  The minimum PS figure a player agent will listen to is 50% of BV and the maximum PS figure a team will offer is 150% of BV (increments of 5%).

 

        The PS is then modified for age and length of contract using the following chart to get salary per season.

                                                               Length of Contract / Age Chart

 

 

Length of contract

Age

 

1

2

3

4

5

19

 

200%

175

150

100

100

20

 

200

175

150

100

100

21

 

200

175

150

100

100

22

 

150

125

105

100

110

23

 

150

125

105

100

115

24

 

150

125

105

100

125

25

 

100

110

120

135

150

26

 

100

110

115

130

140

27

 

100

105

110

125

135

28

 

100

105

105

105

120

29

 

110

105

100

100

95

30

 

110

105

100

100

95

31

 

130

115

100

95

95

32

 

150

130

100

95

95

33

 

150

130

110

100

90

34

 

150

130

110

100

90

35

 

150

125

105

100

90

36

 

150

120

105

100

90

37

 

150

115

105

100

90

38

 

150

100

95

90

90

39

 

140

100

95

90

90

40

 

125

100

95

90

90

41

 

110

100

95

90

90

42

 

105

100

95

90

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the salary per season and contract length established in the negotiations between the team and the player agent the contract is presented to the player for his approval.  Acceptance / Rejection of the negotiated contract will be determined using the following chart:

 

Contract Acceptance Table

 

 

 

 

% BV

Accept

Reject

Insulted

 

 

 

 

50

1

2

3-100

55

1-2

3-4

5-100

60

1-5

6-10

11-100

65

1-10

11-16

17-100

70

1-20

21-40

41-100

75

1-25

26-45

46-100

80

1-30

31-55

56-100

85

1-35

36-60

61-100

90

1-40

41-70

71-100

95

1-45

46-75

76-100

100

1-50

51-85

86-100

105

1-55

56-88

89-100

110

1-60

61-90

91-100

115

1-65

66-93

94-100

120

1-70

71-94

95-100

125

1-75

76-95

96-100

130

1-80

81-96

97-100

135

1-85

86-97

98-100

140

1-90

91-98

99-100

145

1-95

96-99

100

150

1-99

100

N/A

 

Example – A thirty-one year old player with an expired contract worth 2.5 million

and a “Koch Scouting Services” Value of 3.2 million looking for a two year contract at 120% of BV would break down as follows:

 

2.5 million + 3(3.2 million) = 3,025,000 (BV)

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3,025,000 X 120% = 3,630,000 (PS)

 

3,630,000 X 115% (Length of Contract / Age Chart – 31 year old at 2 years) = 4,174,500 salary per season

 

Contract Offer = 4,174,500 per season for two years

 

The contract is then presented to the player who decides whether to accept it or not using the Contract Acceptance Table.  In this case the following line of the table would be used: 

                           % BV         Accept        Reject       Insulted

                            120            1-70           71-94        95-100

 

Thus, on a percentile roll of 1-70 the contract is accepted, on a percentile roll of 71-94 the contract is rejected and on a percentile roll of 95-100 the player is insulted and will have nothing more to do with the team (unless franchised).

 

Teams can trade players (or the rights to players) who reject (or are insulted by) contract re-sign offers.  The team trading for such a player, however, must offer an equal to or better contract than the one the player rejected with his original team.