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How do drafted rookie pro athletes negotiate their salary?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 03, 2021 05:53PM
They have no leverage since they're drafted.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/03/2021 05:54PM by Dennis S.
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Re: How do drafted rookie pro athletes negotiate their salary?
Posted by: hal
Date: May 03, 2021 06:08PM
depends on the league's CBA (collective Bargaining Agreement)

In the NHL their first 3 years are VERY restricted, the next five years, partial restrictions, but salaries can get up there. After that, they are free agents.
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Re: How do drafted rookie pro athletes negotiate their salary?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 03, 2021 10:02PM
Here is the NFL rookie pay rates -- [www.cnbc.com]

As the first pick, Trevor Lawrence will get a $24 million signing bonus and a total contract value of $37 million. The last pick of the first round will get $5.5 million upfront and $11 million total. The last selected player in the draft aka Mr. Irrelevant will get $2.48 million over four years and a signing bonus of roughly $69,000.

Only the signing bonus is guaranteed - if a player is cut or cannot play, they don't get the rest of the salary. Contracts are for five years but can be renegotiated after the third year.



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Re: How do drafted rookie pro athletes negotiate their salary?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: May 04, 2021 06:24AM
The real question is how much will each one blow before the season even starts.
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Re: How do drafted rookie pro athletes negotiate their salary?
Posted by: datbeme
Date: May 04, 2021 09:13AM
I misread your question and assumed you meant "undrafted freeagents." Talk about lack of bargaining power.
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