tr1 Posted March 10, 2006 Share Posted March 10, 2006 Now, how do you think the Eagles will deal with paying $7 million extra each year? I have an idea.... By Mark Maske Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, March 10, 2006; 11:48 AM http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2006/03/10/BL2006031000745_pf.html Here's how the salary cap works under the terms of the NFL's new labor deal: The percentages of the league's expanded revenue pool that the players are to receive as compensation are set at 57 percent in the 2006 and 2007 seasons, 57.5 percent in 2008 and 2009 and 58 percent in 2010 and 2011. The 2012 season would be played without a salary cap. The deal assumes that the teams collectively will outspend the cap by 2 percent per season. That sets the "trigger points" at 59 percent of revenues in 2006 and 2007, 59.5 percent in 2008 and 2009 and 60 percent in 2010 and 2011. The cap then will automatically adjust from year to year based on whether the teams' collective spending on player compensation reaches the trigger points. If the collective spending on players surpasses the trigger point in a season, the cap automatically will adjust downward the following season. If spending fails to reach the trigger point in a season, the cap automatically will adjust upward the following season. Thus, the deal assumes that the players will receive an average of 59.5 percent of revenues over the duration of the deal. Revenue-Sharing Will Cost Highest-Revenue Teams About $7 Million A person familiar with the league's new revenue-sharing plan said it requires the highest-revenue teams to pay about $7 million apiece annually into a fund that will be distributed to low-revenue franchises. The Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles are believed to be the top five revenue-generating franchises that will be hit the hardest by the revenue-sharing plan that was approved Wednesday, along with the labor settlement, by a 30-2 vote of the league's franchise owners. ... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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