Glad to see Ridgeway get his shot with Dallas.
Great for him!!!
Generally, what is fifth round money?
Has to make the team/roster/ to get a salary. They may get a signing bonus and weekly per diem during camp. That is my understanding.
Ridgeway - total value $3.9M - Signing Bonus - $242.5K - Cap hit $765.6K. Only his signing bonus is guaranteed. Still a nice bit of coin to start his working life with if he doesn’t make the team.
Montaric Brown - 1st pick of round 7. His slot value:
Total value - $3.775M - Signing Bonus - $116K - Cap hit $733K. only signing bonus guaranteed.
So if you can make the first 7 or so rounds, NIL money cannot compete? Might as well go. Wonder what the break even round would be, generally speaking?
I think you still have to make the team to get a contract etc.
That’s what I said, Only the signing bonus is guaranteed. If you don’t make the team, you won’t get any salary, I don’t know how much you get for the practice times. The cuts start pretty early in the process.
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