Eagles News: WR Quez Watkins set to earn an increase in base salary for 2023 season
Thanks to the Proven Performance Escalator (PPE) provision in the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, Eagles wideout Quez Watkins is set to earn an increase in salary for the 2023 season.
There are three levels to this PPE provision, which are all laid out in Article 7, section 4 of the 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
These levels include:
- PPE Level One: Players must log a certain percentage of offensive or defensive snaps in two of their first three seasons. For third-seventh round picks, it’s 35 percent.
- PPE Level Two: Players drafted between the third and seventh rounds must play at least 55 percent of the team’s offensive/defensive snaps in each of their first three seasons.
- PPE Level Three: Players drafted between rounds three and seven earn a Pro Bowl selection on the original ballot (cannot be an alternate) within their first four seasons.
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For Watkins, he qualified for level one of the PPE since he’s logged 45.7 percent of the offensive snaps since being selected in the sixth-round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Players who are eligible for PPE will see their fourth year’s base salary increase based on the restricted free agent tenders for that season. In Watkins’ case, he’ll see a pay bump from $1M in base salary to $2.7M full guaranteed, according to OverTheCap.
Watkins is the only Eagles player to qualify for the PPE entering 2023.
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