So you want to be an NFL agent? Step 1 is passing the NFLPA agent exam, which will be held Friday in Washington, D.C. Here are three questions taken off our two practice exams that are very similar to the ones test-takers will see in two days.
Practice Exam 1 – Question #27
A player rushes for 950 yards in 2017, the final year of his rookie contract. While negotiating a new deal for the player, the agent includes additional compensation in the form of a $50,000.00 incentive for a 1,000-yard season total rushing performance. How does this affect the player’s salary cap number for the following season?
- It will not affect the cap; performance bonuses do not count against the cap.
- The incentive is Likely to be Earned and will count $50,000.00 against the cap in 2018.
- The incentive is Likely to be Earned and can be prorated, for cap purposes, over the years remaining on the contract
- The incentive is Not Likely to be Earned and will only count against the cap in the year after earning the performance bonus.
Answer: Not Likely to Be Earned. Once a player achieves a performance bonus (in this case 1,000 yds rushing) in the previous year, it changes from NLTBE to LTBE.
Practice Exam 1 – Question #34
Player E signs a UDFA contract in 2016. In preseason 2016, he is injured and placed on injured reserve for the entire season. In preseason 2017, he is again injured and placed on injured reserve for the entire season. In 2018, he has rushed for 728 yards through the first six games of the season. If it is now one minute after the sixth game in 2018. When may the team give an extension to Player E?
- After the completion of eighth game in 2018
- After the completion of the last game in 2018
- After the Super Bowl for the 2018 season
Answer: Immediately. Per the CBA, an undrafted rookie can renegotiate his rookie contract anytime after the end of his 2nd season.
Practice Exam 2 – Question #10
A player with a full split is injured in the first regular-season game. The team cuts the player and the player files an injury grievance. The player settles with the team for 5 weeks of pay at the down split amount. The player gets:
- An accrued season, but not a credited season, for benefits
- A credited season for benefits, but not an accrued season
- Neither a credited season for benefits nor an accrued season
- Both an accrued season and a credited season for benefits
Answer: Both an accrued season and a credited season for benefits. This player was paid for 6 games. For a credited season for benefits, games on IR count, so once this player got 3 games, he got a credited season for benefits. For an accrued season, games on IR count — so once this player got 6 games (1+5), he got an accrued season.
If you’re reading this from a D.C. hotel room, it’s not too late to find out just where you stand before things get interesting Friday afternoon. We can activate you for our practice exams as soon as you register — no mailing — and our study guide is must-have content for breaking down the CBA (and will be emailed to you immediately). We’re here and ready to help. Give us a try.