We break down some of the financial numbers of the CBA as they apply to the 49ers NFL Draft picks.
The 49ers have signed third round choice Glen Coffee. That leaves us with just Michael Crabtree unsigned.
Rookie contracts are negotiated under many rules spelled out in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The most basic is the "25 percent rule," which states that a rookie’s salary may not increase annually by more than 25 percent of the first-year salary (not including signing bonus amounts). So if a rookie has a $500,000 first-year base salary, the most he may negotiate for the second year is $625,000, and the most in year three is $750,000 (25 percent of the first year added to each subsequent year).