At Drifterbub's request. Does anyone know the Salary distribution when players are signed to new contracts? We all know contracts are backloaded... but to what degree? I'm trying to create a spreadsheet to plan my roster and salaries accordingly, but I need some way to accurately estimate contracts. Here's a simple distribution I have so far that, until I hear otherwise, will be using for my estimated distribution. The current table I'm using. Basically we just take the factor and multiply the yearly salary by that factor to get a ballpark estimate. For those curious about why I want this info, here's my Salary Cap sheet I'm using to plan my team.