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Football 101: The Salary Cap
Goals and Incentives
by Mark Lawrence

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A Day in the Life

Players & Positions
The Offense
The Center
Guards & Tackles
Tight Ends & Quarterbacks
Quarterbacks
Fullbacks & Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Offensive Variations
The Defense
Defensive Tackles
Defensive Ends
Linebackers
Cornerbacks
Safeties
Nickle & Dime packages
Defensive Variations
Special Teams
Officials

West Coast Offense
Bill Walsh
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Offensive Linemen
Quarter & Running Backs
WCO Principles

The I Formation
Origins and Playbook
Fullbacks

Diagrammed Plays

Defensive Alignments
The 4-3
The 3-4

Knees & Ligaments
Ligaments
Cartilage

The Draft
Best Player Available
Flooding & Grocery Cart
Combinations & Trading
Appendices

Free Agency

Salary Cap
Revenue Sharing
Contracts & Bonuses
Draft & Appendices
Goals & Incentives

NFL Football Rules
Officials
Definitions
Summary of Penalties
The Field
The Ball
The Coin Toss
Timing
Sudden Death
Two Minutes
Extra Points
Player Substitutions
Kickoffs
Kicks after Safety
Measuring
Position of Players at Snap
Use of Hands and Arms
The Forward Pass
Intentional Grounding
Protection of Passer
The Backward Pass
Fumbles
Kicks from Scrimmage
The Fair Catch
Fouls on Last Play
Spot of Enforcement
Double Foul
Penalty Enforced on Kickoff
Emergencies
Authority
Starting & Resuming Games
Unfair Acts
Removing Team from Field

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Table 4: Individual goals, Not Likely to be Earned

RUSHINGKICKOFF RETURNS
Total yardsTotal yards
Average yards (at least 100 attempts)Average (at least 20 returns)
TouchdownsTouchdowns
PASSINGPUNTING
Passing rating (at least 224 attempts)Gross average (40 punt minimum)
Completion percentage (at least 224 attempts)Net average (40 punt minimum)
Interception percent (at least 224 attempts)Inside 20-yard line
Total yards 
Yards per pass (at least 224 attempts) 
Touchdown passes 
RECEIVINGOTHERS
Total receptionsRoster bonuses
Total yardsReporting bonuses
Average yards (at least 32 receptions)Playtime bonuses (excluding special teams)
TouchdownsSpecial teams playtime
DEFENSEPLACE KICKING
InterceptionsTotal points
Interception return yardsField goals
Touchdowns on interception returnsField goal percentage (minimum 16 attempts)
Opponent fumble recoveriesField goal percentage 0-19 yards (minimum 4 attempts)
Opponent fumble return yardsField goal percentage 20-29 yards (minimum 4 attempts)
Touchdowns on opponent fum.ret.Field goal percentage 30-39 yards (minimum 4 attempts)
SacksField goal percentage 40-49 yards (minimum 4 attempts)
 Field goal percentage 50 yards or longer (minimum 3 attempts)

Table 5: Rookie Incentives

Draft StatusPercent Counted as LTBE
Total Rushing Yards
Rounds 1-3
1-150100%
151-35075%
351-50066%
501-70033%
701+0%
All Others (includes free agents)
1-100100%
101-35066%
351-65025%
651+0%
Rushing Touchdowns
Rounds 1-3
1-4100%
5-766%
8-1133%
12+0%
All Others
1-4100%
5-750%
8-1125%
12+0%
Total Passing Yards
Rounds 1-3
1-500100%
501-70075%
701-90050%
901-160025%
1,601+0%
All Others
1-400100%
401-60075%
601-80050%
801-120025%
1,201+0%
Touchdown Passes
Rounds 1-3
Under 11100%
12-1666%
17-2333%
24-2910%
30+0%
All Others
Under 11100%
12-1650%
17-2325%
24-2910%
30+0%
 
Total Receptions
Rounds 1-3
1-20100%
21-3075%
31-3550%
36-4025%
41+0%
All Others
1-10100%
11-3550%
36-4025%
41+0%
Interceptions
Rounds 1-3
1-5100%
6-1050%
11+0%
All Others
1-3100%
4-633%
7+0%
Sacks
Rounds 1-3
.5-4100%
4.5-650%
6.5-825%
8.5+0%
All Others
.5-3100%
3.5-650%
6.5-825%
8.5+0%
Opponent Fumble Recoveries
All
1-2100%
3-450%
5+0%
Touchdowns On Fumble Returns
All
1100%
250%
3+0%



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Revised Friday, 09-Sep-2016 14:05:26 CDT

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