2016 NFL rookies see salary increase

The dog days of summer are here. Quietly, us football fans count down the days til the NFL season gets here.

The Boston Globe put together some interesting NFL economic news for their readers.

The rookie wage increases pretty much outpaced the increase in the salary cap this year. The salary cap rose by 8.37 percent — from $143.28 million to $155.27 million — yet rookies received anywhere from a 9 to an 11 percent increase in guaranteed money from last year.

No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff signed a four-year deal with the Rams worth about $27.9 million fully guaranteed. His contract is a 10.2 percent increase over the contract signed by last year’s No. 1 pick, Jameis Winston. Goff received a signing bonus worth approximately $18.5 million, a 10.9 percent increase from Winston’s.

Read the rest here. It’s very extensive and good tidbits for NFL fans.

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