Crunching Numbers is the perfect book to gain insight into sports most unique accounting system. It explores how the National Football League (NFL) operates and continues to define success.
Crunching Numbers goes into great detail to explain key concepts from the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) such as signing bonuses, dead money, free agency, salary guarantees, franchise tags, forfeitures, grievances, and many more. By using practical case player examples to illustrate the concepts within the CBA, readers will learn how to calculate a player’s salary cap number and the ways in which teams manipulate those numbers to work within the NFL rules. In addition, the book will explore ways to benchmark contracts and the roles contract negotiators play in today’s NFL.
Whether you are a student with aspirations of working in an NFL front office, a sports agent, a sports writer or just an avid fan, Crunching Numbers will help you better understand the intricacies of the NFL’s player’s contracts, the salary cap, and salary cap management.