Hey guys, I love playing franchise mode and re building teams. However, if I cut players with a signing bonuses, I would get a cap penalty. How would I go about clearing or paying off this penalty. Or, how long would it take for the penalty to just go away? Also, if I trade a player with a signing bonus, will I be penalized?
nope, you and the team trade the contracts (including bonus), so if you have a 10m cap salary and 3m bonus, the other team takes the 13m that year for whatever you're trading for (be it a pick, or a 1m contract)
if you did that, you're basically getting 12m back for whatever you want
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Actually, you are wrong Supreme. As when I trade for Stafford I end up paying him 5mil a year because the other team eats the bonus as a cap hit the next season and I only hafta pay him his base. The other poster was correct, when you trade a player any remaining bonus due on their contract becomes a cap penalty for you the next year.
o yeah, forgot to say, along with the other guy being right that the cap hit is the same as you releasing that player, it makes it really easy to check your potential cap penalty by going to release that player and see what the penalty would be when you release him, as thats the penalty you get for trading him.
i use this to my advantage as like i said in my other post i'll trade for rookies like matt stafford or computer generated top 10 players so i pay them a lot less than i would just by drafting them.
BestGamerEver, what about retired players? Say you have X under contract for 2 years with a bonus. he decides to retire after the first year of the contract. Do you eat the bonus? Or does it become nullified?