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GreenZone
02-23-2012, 11:51 PM
With so much speculation and ignorance about the NFL Salary Cap rules, I thought it might be a fun and useful exercise to bring forth the full NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement.

With a SuperBowl team and all too much fan laziness around here, let's lead the league in fan intelligence quotient (FIQ).

Fans here can read the actual language that governs contracts and the precise terms of the salary cap (beginning on page 56).

For this we'll head over to the NFL Players Site and to the CBA page, linked below:

<font size="5">Collective Bargaining Agreement, 2011-2020</font> (https://www.nflplayers.com/Articles/CBA-News/2011-Collective-Bargaining-Agreement/)
August 4, 2011 - 316 pages long.

Please download your copy.

Those willing, we can talk about sections of this here and how it may affect the Giants as a team. There is so much unnecessary opinions based on someone hearing something from someone who hasn't read the document, who is quoted by someone who doesn't know that the person quoted didn't read the document etc.

And still too many people quoting BSPN make believe information opinions.

So, sharpen your pencils and let's begin to learn this stuff and what exactly was agreed to and exactly what a real world renegotiated salary would mean to the Giants organization. This is going to affect much of Giant discussion here for this entire decade, so it would be tremendous to have people ready and able to correct poor and inaccurate information that gets doled out and bring everyone up to snuff.

Voldamort
02-24-2012, 10:01 AM
thanks for the info

GreenZone
02-24-2012, 11:41 PM
thanks for the info

Sure. It's an interesting document I hope some here will engage in. First impressions on scanning some of the salary cap calculations is that it looked like the players agreed to a reduction in the percentage of "All Revenues" to 47% of the total money brought in by the NFL.

The big deal to the players is that they said, in effect, "OK, we'll take a smaller percentage of revenues, but it's going to be of a bigger pie. Owners, you're not going to exempt a bunch of your ancillary revenues this time around." The NFLPA appeared to be fanatical about counting ALL of the revenues the NFL takes in, from stadium take, to concessions, NFL properties, TV/media revenues, and even PSL's are considered in some way.

That was a big bone of contention from the last CBA, as many players were distrustful that the league had agreed to pay out, I believe, 50% of the take, but the league left out some of the sources of revenue.

The big term is definitely: "All Revenues," which was quickly reduced to "AR." Much of the language in the document was being sure to not let pockets of revenue the owners make be not counted against the total take.

The actual take of the players total is estimated at between 48.1% and 47.0% between 2011 and 2020. The percentage actually is estimated to vary from year to year, more or less diminishing each year from the high towards the lower percentage.