New Free Agency Rule

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  1. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

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    All,

    For this upcoming offseason, we will be adding a new rule to free agency.

    From here forward, all free agents that are 32 years of age or younger and are rated > 84 overall will require a signing bonus equal to 40% of their total salary.

    EXAMPLE

    Jacorie Joplin is offered a 4 year contract totaling 80M. Therefore, his bonus (or guaranteed money) would be 32M.

    *Once we get to free agency, I will post a list of the players that meet the new criteria.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


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  2. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

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    Two main reasons for this rule -

    1. To make sure that users that are offering big contracts are truly making a long-term commitment to the player
    2. To make it more like real life. Guaranteed money is a key factor in current NFL contracts.

    Reminder

    If you trade a player, you are still responsible for the guaranteed money on his contract. The total remaining sum would hit your contract as a "cap penalty" for the following season.
     
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  3. controllerabuser

    controllerabuser Purple People Eaters

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    You forgot to tag me... :confused:
     
  4. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

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  5. DC

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    So this doesn't really lower or raise their pay. Just guarantees we don't cut them?
     
  6. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    It will raise their pay a bit more then it is. Just makes it so that bonuses are higher on peoples contracts so you have to think twice before trading / cutting them as you retain that bonus either way.


    Also, I like this rule, just wish we had a little more heads up about it.
     
  7. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

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    Correct. We are going to be adjusting the contract demands to reflect the change.
     
  8. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    All current contracts will be adjusted to this?
     
  9. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

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    No. Just the future free agent demands.
     
  10. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

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    We are going to try and make sure that there is little total salary impact with this change.
     
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  11. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    The biggest impact will be, obviously, on the larger contracts.

    On a player like Rivers ($51 mil over 4 years) his bonus would actually go up close to 5 mil. On the players that only make ~$5 mil a season or less it really has no affect.
     
  12. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

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    Are you using Rivers as an example? This doesn't impact players that are under contract.

    Also, his bonus would go up, but we are hoping that his total annual salary would go down thus being a net impact of $0 to your cap.
     
  13. NeuroticTruth

    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    I was using Rivers as an example because as if you're signing someone that has high salary demands. I understand he wont be affected.

    So we'll be paying more in bonuses but less in salary? Well even better then!
     
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  14. HAL9100

    HAL9100 TSO's Resident Antagonist

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    Is this a change? I've asked about this in the past and was told that, unlike in real life, we don't get the penalty on a trade. Only if we release the player.
     
  15. Ryty

    Ryty Over the Cap

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    Good question. Yes, we are going by the logic used on XFN and in real life.
     
  16. DC

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    So , the tmfl way....daaaaamnit! Lol
     
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  17. thegman2.0

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    have fun in free agency guys
     
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    *sticky*
     

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