Let’s be honest.  Other than the fame, the obvious reason you want to play in the league is the money.  

And I can’t say I blame you.

Well get ready to be even more motivated, because the average NFL player’s salary is about to increase.


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That’s right.  In the 2011 season, the minimum player salary will be $375,000, a $55,000 increase over what it was in 2010.


Want more financial incentive?

Of course, you do.  Well, it’s going to increase another $15,000 in 2012, then $15,000 in 2013, and another $15,000 in 2014.


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2011-2014 NFL Minimum Base Salaries By Year

Year R 2nd 3rd 4th-6th 7th-9th 10th
2011 $375,000 $450,000 $600,000 $685,000 $810,000 $910,000
2012 $390,000 $465,000 $615,000 $700,000 $825,000 $925,000
2013 $405,000 $480,000 $630,000 $715,000 $840,000 $940,000
2014 $420,000 $495,000 $645,000 $730,000 $855,000 $955,000

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