I'm looking for two solid GM's for season two of NFL Front Office. In this league you sign players to contracts of between 1 and 7 years and you keep all players that are under contract each season. After the NFL draft each year we hold an entry draft of our own. Your teams draft picks are tradeable thru out the year and are viewable on your team page. The league is hosted on cbs.sportsline.com where I purchase the $150 league commissioner each year. I do not charge for this league...your team is free. Contact me if you are interested. We are switching to individual defensive players for this season so you would be drafting your defense and any rookies, but your offense is already in place.
Player Pool: AFC and NFC Players.
Positions: QB, RB, WR, TE, K and DST.
Scoring: Head-to-Head, Points Based System.
Scoring based on total stats each period.
GOAL: Essentially, as the owner of a franchise, you must run your team like a business. Every team’s goal is to win the Super Bowl, and the best owners score the most points while spending their money most efficiently.
PLAYERS: NFL Front Office uses player salaries and a salary cap. The minimum salary for any player is $200,000 and $2 million for a defense. There is no maximum. The salary cap for each team will be $70 million for the 2005 season. Teams can have a maximum of 30 active players on their roster.
DRAFT: The Draft will be a CBS Sportsline online draft for the first season and a message board draft each season after that for incoming rookies and free agents. The first year will be a snake draft and every year after will be a reverse of the previous year’s final standings.
The contract values for each player will be determined by what pick was used to select them. A schedule of pick values will be available on the site before the draft. Owners will decide how long to sign the drafted player (1-7 years), and that amount will determine how much is added to the salary:
1 Year - No change in salary
2 Years - Add 5% to salary
3 Years - Add 10% million to salary
4 Years - Add 20% million to salary
5 Years - Add 30% million to salary
6 Years - Add 40% million to salary
7 Years - Add 50% million to salary
Teams may forfeit any of their draft picks to conserve salary cap space or uphold the roster limit. All the remaining players will be free agents.
LINEUP: Teams must start one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker, and one defense. Players from any position may be kept as reserves.
INJURED RESERVE: If a team needs salary cap relief, a player can be placed on the IR for the remainder of the year. A player’s eligibility to the IR must be granted by the Commissioner; a player who is retired or placed on the NFL Injured Reserve are automatically eligible. An injured player who is definitely out for at least 4 weeks is also eligible. A player who has been an unsigned free agent in the NFL for at least 7 days may be placed on the IR as well. The player’s salary for the remaining games of that season will not count against the team’s cap space. For example, if Joey Goodspeed ($3.6 million) is placed on the injured reserve in Week 10 after playing only 58.82% of the season (10/17 weeks), then only 58.82% of his salary is counted against his team. The remaining 41.18% is refunded, so Goodspeed's salary for the season would be $2.117647 million rather than $3.6 million.
FREE AGENTS: Free agents will be on waivers and only can be signed once a week. Free agent requests will be made privately to the Commissioner, and the highest bidder will be awarded the player. Bids can be made on Tuesday and Wednesday, but after Wednesday no new bids can be made. At that point, the Commissioner will post the current highest bid for any free agents with multiple bids. On Thursday and Friday, teams can continue bidding – but only on the auction players posted by the Commissioner. Free agent bidding will close every Friday at 8 pm EST (this will be adjusted for weeks with Thursday games.) Base salaries for bidding on free agents must be at least $500,000 and multiples of $100,000. Teams cannot go over their salary cap when signing players.
TRADES: Future draft picks for the league's next free agent draft can be included in trades, as well as players and defenses. Trades must be approved by the league commissioner. In a trade, a team cannot go over the salary cap. Trades cannot be made after Week 13.
NO-TRADE CLAUSES: A team may decrease a player's salary by 25% by awarding the player a No-Trade Clause (NTC), which prohibits the owner from trading that player until his contract has expired. A player must have a base salary of at least $1 million to be eligible to receive a NTC. To remove a NTC, a player must be traded during the offseason and a cap hit equal to 50% of the player's total remaining salary (without NTC) will be administered. The teams involved in the trade may negotiate how to distribute the cap hit. Subsequent to the trade, the player's salary will revert to its value without a NTC (an increase of 33%).
RELEASING: When a player is released to waivers, a team must continue paying their salary until (a) it expires, or (b) another team signs the player and takes over the salary. Any released player still on a team’s payroll counts against their salary cap, but not their roster limit. Claims to sign players on waivers will be processed along with the free agent signings on Fridays – if there are multiple bids for a player, the lower-ranked team (by record, then points) will receive the player. Players on waivers cannot be drafted, and must be either bought out or returned to their original teams prior to the free agent draft.
BUYING-OUT: Players can also be cut from a team’s roster for a fine, or “cap hit.” To buy out a player’s contract, the owner must pay 50% of the player’s remaining contract. For example, if Joey Goodspeed has 3 years remaining at $1 million per year ($3 million total), it would cost $1.5 million to immediately cut the player from the team’s roster. A cap hits counts against a team’s salary cap for the remainder of the season.
SCHEDULES, STANDINGS, & SCORING:
STANDINGS: There are three divisions with four teams each. The division winners and three wildcard teams will enter the playoffs. Ties in the standings for division will be determined by a) record against opponent, (b) divisional record, and (c) points scored. Ties for wildcard spots will be determined by (a) record against opponent, and then (b) points scored.
SCHEDULE: The first thirteen weeks of the season will be regular season games. Teams will face each team in their division twice and and the remaining games will be interdivisional. Wildcard week will be week 14 with the top two division winners receiving byes. Week 15 will be the semi-finals and week 16 will be the Super Bowl.
OFF-SEASON/ARBITRATION: Except for the players whose contracts have expired, all teams will keep the same players they have already signed. When their contracts have expired, teams may re-sign players to new salaries – the base salary will be the average of the top five players at the player’s position.
No-trade clauses may be added or removed when re-signing a player. All remaining players who are not resigned will be available in next year's draft. Teams can trade and buy out players in the off-season.