Free Agency (Protected)

 

Upon completion of a player contract teams may designate up to two (2) players from their previous year's roster as Protected Free Agents.  After tagging up to two PFAs the team must tender a qualifying five (5) year contract offer to the PFA player(s) by the last Sunday prior to the EFL College Draft.  A qualifying offer must meet one of the offers which appear in the chart below.

 

If the player accepts the tender offer he signs for the predetermined amount.  If, however, the player rejects the tender offer any team may bid on the PFA in accordance with the current restricted free agent rules, with three exceptions:

           

1.       The bidding team must possess the compensatory draft picks (their OWN "untrade" picks)

2.       The opening contract amount must be equal to the tender offer.

3.       The contract length must be 5 years. 

 

Bidding teams will submit their best offer to the player's agent in accordance with current EFL rules, with the player signing with the highest bidder.  The player's prior team does NOT have the right to match the high offer for the player.  Instead, the player's prior team is awarded one or more draft picks from the team tendering the highest bid to the PFA player.  The draft pick(s) awarded will be based on the following chart:

 

Accept

Compensation (own draft pick)

                                                                                                               

Offer equal to the highest paid player at position + 10% 

1-80

1st + 3rd round picks

Offer equal to average of the top 3 players at position

1-75

1st + 4th  round picks

Offer equal to average of the top 5 players at position

1-70

1st  round pick

Offer equal to average of the top 10 players at position

1-65

2nd round pick

Offer equal to average of the top 16 players at position

1-60

3rd  round pick

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                   

Player contracts from the most recently completed EFL season will be used to slot the tender offers.  If a player receives no bids he is re-signed by his prior team at the tendered offer. 

Players tagged as Protected Free Agents cannot be Franchised.

Players acquired through the PFA process CANNOT be traded in the first year.



Free Agency (Restricted)


RFAs will hit the open market in distinct groups of sixteen - one player (as applicable) per offensive and defensive position (C, G, T, QB, RB, WR, TE, HB/FB and K on offense and DE, DT, OLB, ILB, CB, S and P on defense).

 

RFAs to be included in each grouping will be determined by their Koch Value as found in the newest Action PC FB game, starting with the highest value players being grouped together and moving down to the lowest value players. 

 

If a position is exhausted a "replacement" position/player, the highest Koch valued one(s), will be included to bring the grouping to sixteen. 

 

Once each group is identified the league office will announce the first grouping (highest value players at each position) and open a three day bidding process.


 

 

Day One:  Teams will submit their offers to each player they wish to bid on to the league office. 

Bids will be in the form of a contract monetary figure and a contract length of 1 to 5 years. 

 

Once all bids are in (9 PM Eastern Time deadline) the league office will post the bids received by each player.

 

Minimum RFA contract value offer = 85% of Koch Value (350,000 minimum).

 

For example:  Player X (26 years old ) - Durham 1,100,000 for 3 years

                                                                       South Carolina 1,500,000 for 2 years

                                                                       Cowtown 2,150,000 for 3 years

                                                                       Pickering 1,750,000 for 2 year

                                                             


Day Two:  After reviewing the bids posted at the conclusion of Day 1, teams will have a second opportunity to bid on each player. 

 

Teams that have already made an offer to a player can let it stand, revise their offer (increase or decrease in terms of money and length of contract) or withdraw it.  Additionally they can offer a contract to a player that was not offered a contract in Day 1.  Teams that did not participate in Day 1 can now make an offer to a player they originally bypassed.  Bids will, once again, be in the form of a contract monetary figure and a contract length of 1 to 5 years.

 

Teams are allowed one (1) withdrawal in the 8-round RFA process.

 

Once all bids are in (9 PM Eastern Time deadline) the league office will once again post the bids received by each player.

 

Minimum RFA contract value offer = 85% of Koch Value (350,000 minimum).

 

     For example:  Player X (26 years old) - Durham 1,000,000 for 5 years (revised offer – money reduced / length increased)

                                                          South Carolina 1,500,000 for 2 years (standing pat)

                                                          Pickering  2,050,000 for 2 year (revised offer – money increased)

                                                          Markham 3,000,000 for 3 years (new offer)

                                                          Aurora 2,222,000 for 2 years (new offer)

                                                          Chino 4,000,000 for 1 year (new offer)

                                                          Cowtown withdrew their offer

 


The Day 1 / Day 2 bidding process is used to simulate the player agent shopping his client to different teams and telling them "we have numerous offers."

Is the agent telling the truth or is he lying? 

 

 

Day Three:  After reviewing the bids posted at the conclusion of Day 2, teams WHO HAVE PLACED A BID on a player and have not retracted their bid on Day 2, will have a final opportunity to revise their offer. 

Offers cannot be retracted / withdrawn at this stage and can only be revised upward, not downward.  Contract length can no longer be changed.

 

This phase can be viewed as a “final tuning” of the contract before the offer is accepted.

 

Once all bids are in (9 PM Eastern Time deadline) the league office will announce the team each player signs with, as determined by the highest average Weighted Contract Value using the Weighted Contract Value Chart (see below):

 

For example:  Player X (26 years old ) - Durham 1,200,000 for 5 years (revised offer – increased)

                                                                       South Carolina 1,500,000 for 2 years (standing pat)

                                                                       Pickering  2,350,000 for 2 year (revised offer – increased)

                                                                       Markham 3,650,000 for 3 years (revised offer – increased)

                                                                       Aurora 2,222,000 for 2 years (standing pat)

                                                                       Chino 4,000,000 for 1 year (standing pat)


 

WEIGHTED CONTRACT VALUE

Contract Years Offered

Age 

1

2

3

4

5

19

60%

70

80

90

100

20

60

70

80

90

100

21

60

70

80

90

100

22

60

70

80

90

100

23

60

70

80

90

100

24

60

70

80

90

100

25

70

80

90

100

60

26

80

90

100

70

60

27

90

100

80

70

60

28

100

90

80

70

60

29

60

70

80

90

100

30

60

70

80

90

100

31

60

70

80

90

100

32

60

70

80

90

100

33

60

70

80

90

100

34

60

70

80

90

100

35

60

70

80

90

100

36

60

70

80

90

100

37

60

70

80

90

100

38

60

70

80

90

100

39

60

70

80

90

100

40

60

70

80

90

100

41

60

70

80

90

100

42+

60

70

80

90

100

 

 

 

Using the Player X (26 years old) example from above we get the following resolution:

 

24

60

70

80

90

100

25

70

80

90

100

60

26

 

80

90

100

70

60

27

90

100

80

70

60

28

100

90

80

70

60

 

 

 

Durham 1,200,000 for 5 years

Weighted Contract Value of 960,000 (960,000 + 1,080,000 + 1,200,000 + 840,000 + 720,000 = 4,800,000/5)

with an actual contract to be paid of 6,000,000 broken down at 1,200,000 per year for 5 years.

Breakdown per season using the Weighted Contract Value Chart to determine “desirability” of contract: 

Year 1  : 1,200,000 X 80% = 960,000

Year 2  : 1,200,000 X 90% = 1,080,000

Year 3:   1,200,000 X 100% = 1,200,000

Year 4:   1,200,000 X 70% = 840,000

Year 5:   1,200,000 X 60% = 720,000

Total =  4,800,000

Years = 5

Weighted Contract Value = 960,000 (4,800,000 / 5 = 960,000)

South Carolina 1,500,000 for 2 years

Weighted Contract Value of 1,275,000 (1,200,000 + 1,350,000 = 2,550,000/2)

with an actual contract to be paid of 3,000,000 broken down at 1,500,000 per year for 2 years.

Pickering  2,350,000 for 2 years

Weighted Contract Value of 1,997,500 (1,880,000 + 2,115,000 = 3,995,000/2)

with an actual contract to be paid of 4,700,000 broken down at 2,350,000 per year for 2 years.

Markham 3,650,000 for 3 years

Weighted Contract Value of 3,285,000 (2,920,000 + 3,285,000 + 3,650,000 = 9,855,000/3)

with an actual contract to be paid of 9,855,000 broken down at 3,650,000 per year for 3 years.

Aurora 2,222,000 for 2 years

Weighted Contract Value of 1,888,700 (1,777,600 + 1,999,800 = 3,777,400/2)

with an actual contract to be paid of 4,444,000 broken down at 2,222,000 per year for 2 years.

Chino 4,000,000 for 1 year

Weighted Contract Value of 3,200,000 (3,200,000 = 3,200,000/1)

with an actual contract to be paid of 4,000,000 broken down at 4,000,000 for 1 year.

 

 

Thus, Player X agrees to a contract with Markham for 3 years at 3,650,000 per season as they offered the highest Weighted Contract Value (3,285,000).

 

The player's original team now has the opportunity to match the contract offer and sign the player as long as they hold matching rights (have not cut or insulted the player).  If a team does not having matching rights the player signs with Markham. 

 

The order of "desirability" for Player X (and his agent) is as follows:

 

1.  Markham - 3,650,000 for 3 years

2.  Chino - 4,000,000 for 1 year

3.  Pickering - 2,350,000 for 2 years

4.  Aurora - 2,222,000 for 2 years

5.  South Carolina - 1,500,000 for 2 years

6.  Durham - 1,200,000 for 5 years

 

 

Regardless of the Weighted Contract Value (which is simply an abstract means of ascertaining the "desirability" of the contract offer to a player and which forms the basis for his decision as to which team's offer to accept) a player signs for the ACTUAL contract offer.

 

In our Player X example – the player signs with Markham for 3,650,000 for each of the next 3 years.

 

A fourth day will be added to any grouping which results in one team "signing" more than one player. Said team would have the 4th day to decide whether or not they wish to keep all players they were high bidder on or rescind offers.  If a player has an offer rescinded the next highest bidder signs the player.

 

Teams who rescind a contract offer will have a 10% premium added to all future signings in the RFA auction.  The 10% premium will not factor into the "desirability" of the contract, it will simply be added after the fact to simulate word getting out to other RFAs that the team may not be entirely truthful in their dealings.

 

 


The process then repeats itself with the second highest grouping (second highest value players at each position), followed by the third highest grouping, followed by the fourth highest grouping until seven groupings  have been made available (112 players). 

 

An eighth, and final, grouping of all remaining players will then be made available.

 

Players that do not receive any contract offers can be RETAINED by their original team (as long as they have not INSULTED the player in previous contract negotiations) at their Koch Value to a team determined 1 to 5 year contract length. 

 

Players that are not retained are waived and made available in The Waiver Draft.

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EFL Compensatory Draft Picks to be awarded based on NET RFA Losses.

Team MUST own Matching Rights to lost players.

 

10,000.000 +                                                      3rd round pick awarded

8,000,000 to 9,999,999                                    4th round pick awarded

6,000,000 to 7,999,999                                    5th round pick awarded

4,000,000 to 5,999,999                                    6th round pick awarded

Under 4,000,000                                               NO pick awarded                                                                            

 

Compensatory Draft Picks will come at the end of each applicable round with the order determined by won-loss record (reverse, with ties broken by strength of victories).

Compensatory Draft Picks CANNOT be traded