Asked in Football - AmericanDenver BroncosNational Football League (NFL)
What is the average length of an NFL players' contract?
August 29, 2007 8:24PM
I don't know if that statistic is available. A lot has to do with who the player is. Quarterbacks and first round draft choices may be signed to a 5 or 6 year contract or even longer. Many first round draft choices sign 4 to 6 year contracts because they are young and the team thinks they will be a very productive player for a few years. The best players on the team will be signed to a 3 year contract or longer. Someone that is a special teamer or a backup may be signed to a one year contract. Generally, the older a player gets the shorter the contract he signs. This is due to the fact that ability and production diminishes with age.