Everything You Need to Know About the NFL's Rookie Wage Scale

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Everything You Need to Know About the NFL's Rookie Wage Scale
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The NFL's rookie wage scale is still in its relative infancy. Its inner workings can be difficult to understand, but with the NFL draft approaching and hundreds of fresh faces ready to enter the league, now is a great time to go behind the curtain.

Gone are the days when top picks like Matthew Stafford and Sam Bradford could garner contracts worth more guaranteed money than established veterans. The rookie wage scale, for better or worse, has brought uniformity and consistency to rookie salaries.

So, how does it work exactly? 

Let's break down everything you need to know about the NFL rookie wage scale.

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