• Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

Earning More Than Ever: How Performance-Based Pay Systems Affect NFL Players’ Earnings

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
Report Reveals Aaron Rodgers’ Performance-Based Pay for Four Plays in 2023 in NFL

NFL players can earn extra money through a performance-based pay system, which rewards them based on their playtime and performance. However, if a player suffers an injury, plays fewer snaps or underperforms, they may not earn as much from this system. This is what happened to New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Week 1 when he played only four snaps and received the lowest amount among all NFL players – $81.14.

On the other hand, players like San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy and former Baltimore Ravens guard John Simpson benefited from the incentives and earned significantly more through the performance-based pay system. The system is designed to reward players for their playtime and base salary, with players earning more if they play a substantial amount of snaps, especially with a low base salary.

Rodgers signed a two-year deal with $75 million guaranteed through 2024 but took a pay cut to join the Jets. Despite his low earnings from the performance-based pay system this season, he is looking forward to returning next season and hoping for a healthier and more successful season. With his new contract and potential longer playing time, Rodgers may see a significant increase in his paycheck in the future.

By Samantha Nguyen

As a content writer at newsqwe.com, I am passionate about crafting engaging and informative articles that captivate our audience. With a background in journalism and a keen eye for detail, I strive to deliver content that is not only well-researched but also adds value to our readers' lives. From breaking news stories to in-depth features, I take pride in my ability to tell compelling stories that resonate with our diverse audience. When I'm not typing away at my keyboard, you can find me exploring new cafes, practicing yoga, or getting lost in a good book. I am thrilled to be a part of the newsqwe.com team and look forward to sharing my love for writing with all of our readers.

Leave a Reply