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Length of Contracts

Asked Jun 29, 2018 by Dan W.

It is understood that a team can sign their own player for a max of 8 years, and an outside team can sign a player for 7 years during Free Agency. It is also understood that team can re-sign during a player's last year in a contract to an extension. What is stopping teams from signing a player for a 1 year contract on July 1st, and turning around July 2nd and offering them an 8 year extension, effectively making their contract a 9 year contract?


Jun 29, 2018