Contract Negotiation

Contract Negotiation

Having an agent who understands how to successfully negotiate your NFL contract is critical. To negotiate an outstanding contract requires a firm understanding of the intricacies of the NFL salary cap and how it can affect your total compensatory package. With over 15 years of NFL contract negotiation experience, MRM Sports can ensure that you get the best deal possible.

Some components of an NFL Player Contract:

  • Signing Bonus Language
  • Option Bonus Language
  • Paragraph (5) Salary
  • Full or Partial Skill and Injury Guarantee
  • Skill – Full or Partial Guarantee
  • Injury – Full or Partial Guarantee
  • Workout, Roster, Eighty Man Roster and Reporting Bonuses


  • Not Likely To Be Earned (NLTBE)
  • Individual Performance, Honors and Awards
  • Team
  • Likely To Be Earned (LTBE)
  • Rollover Incentives
  • Escalation Language – NLTBE, Performance, Honors & Awards
  • Voidability
  • Club Buyback

Our Services

MRM Sports & Entertainment is a full-service representation firm. We bring together a complete package of personal service, dedication, and expertise.

Other MRM Services:

Pre-Draft Preparation
Combine Specific Training
Contract Negotiation
Successfully negotiating contracts
Marketing and Endorsement Negotiation
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Tax Planning
Assistance with your financial needs.
League-wide Promotion
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Wealth Management/Estate Planning
Advice on New Business Ventures
Licensing/Merchandising Deals
Career Counseling/Retirement Planning

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