Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Jets guard Winters gets a nice automatic pay raise

Brian Winters will be a little more comfortable financially in 2016.

The New York Jets guard will get an approximate $1 million pay raise this year as part of the NFL's rookie wage scale. He was originally slated to make $675,000 in the final year of his rookie deal.

Via Rich Cimini of ESPN New York:
There's a thing called the "proven performance escalator," which allows mid- to late-round draft choices to make more money if they play a lot. Specifically, a player receives the raise if he was drafted in the third through seventh rounds and participated in at least 35 percent of the offensive or defensive snaps in two of his first three seasons.