Veteran Contract Metrics (Free)

Non-rookie contracts whose value is above the veteran minimum. Initially sorted by New Money APY as % of the Cap



METRICS GLOSSARY

 

Player – Player’s name in “Last Name, First Name” format.

 

Position – Player’s general position.  34OLBs are listed as DEs. 34DEs are listed as DTs.

 

Current Club – Player’s current team.

 

Sign Date – Date in which the contract was executed.

 

Deal Type – Categorizes the deal.  Fran is a deal signed by a player who had been designated with the Franchise Tag but who came to an agreement on a multi-year deal before playing under the tag.  Paycut is deal in which the club replaced a player’s existing contract with a new contract that reduced his pay.  Ren/Ext is a deal executed by a player prior to the expiration of his previous deal that adds additional years to which he is under contract to his club.  RFA is a multi-year deal executed with a player who otherwise would have played the year under a Restricted Free Agent 1-year deal.  SFA is a deal signed by a player whose previous contract was terminated prior to its expiration date.  Trade is a deal that was executed almost immediately after the player was traded to a team.  Tran is a deal signed by a player who had been designated with the Transition Tag but who came to an agreement on a multi-year deal before playing under the tag.  UFA is a deal signed at or after the start of the league year by a player whose previous contract had expired.

 

Last Year of Deal – The final year of the contract before it expires.  For example, a contract whose final year is 2015 would result in the player becoming a free agent in the 2016 offseason.

 

Paper Years – In a contract extension, without considering how many years a player had left on his previous contract, this denotes how many years his new contract is for.  For example, a player who has one more season left on his deal (2015) and signs an extension through 2020 would have 6 Paper Years on his new deal (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

 

Paper APY – In a contract extension, without considering how much money a player had left on his previous contract, this denotes how much his new deal is valued on a per year basis (total value of the deal divided the paper years).  For example, a player who has one more season left on his deal (worth 1.542M in 2015) and signs an extension in 2015 that runs through 2020 with the following values: 2015 – 8M (inclusive of the 1.542M), 2016 – 8M, 2017 – 8M, 2018 – 10M, 2019 – 10M, 2020 – 10M.  The total value of 2015-2020 is 54M; when divided by 6 paper years (2015-2020), the resulting Paper APY is 9M per year.

 

New Years – In a contract extension, this denotes how many years have been added beyond the year(s) he already had under contract under his previous deal.  For example, a player who has one more season left on his deal (2015) and signs an extension in 2015 through 2020 would have 5 New Years on his deal (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). Noting that 2015 does not count because he was already under contract for that year under his previous deal.

 

New Money APY – In a contract extension, by excluding the amount of money the player was set to make under his previous contract, this denotes how much additional money he will make on a per year basis (total value of the deal minus his old money, divided by the new years). For example, a player who has one more season left on his deal (worth 1.542M in 2015) signs an extension in 2015 that runs through 2020 with the following values: 2015 – 6.458M (8M minus the 1.542M he was already due under his previous deal), 2016 – 8M, 2017 – 8M, 2018 – 10M, 2019 – 10M, 2020 – 10M. The total value is 52.458 (54M minus the 1.542M he was already set to make under his old deal); when divided by 5 New Years (2016-2020), the resulting New Money APY is 10.49M per year.

 

Total Guar – The total amount guaranteed, inclusive of money guaranteed for Skill/Injury/Cap at signing and money guaranteed for Injury-Only at signing.

 

Guar/New Yrs – The goal of this metric is denote how much Total Guaranteed Money the player got in exchange for each new year he willfully agreed to have the club control his rights.  The higher this metric is for the player, the better it is for him in evaluating his contract.

 

Yr3 Cumulative Cash (New Years) – Through the 3rd New Year of a deal, how much new money will the player have earned.  For example, a player who has one more season left on his deal (worth 1.542M in 2015) sign an extension in 2015 that runs through 2020 with the following values: 2015 – 6.458M (8M minus 1.542M he was already due under his previous deal), 2016 – 8M, 2017 – 8M, 2018 – 10M, 2019 – 10M, 2020 – 10M.  The first 3 NEW Years of this deal are 2016, 2017, & 2018.  Through 2018, he would have earned the following amounts: 2015 – 6.458M, 2016 – 8M, 2017 – 8M, 2018 – 10M.  The resulting Yr3 Cumulative Cash is 32.458M.  Yr3 Cumulative Cash is an important metric because one can reasonably expect a player to make it to the 3rd year of a deal, with decreasing chances that they make it to years beyond the 3rd.