Supplemental payments can make difference

The NFL's Performance Based Pay program has been a big hit, especially with young players. Len Pasqaurelli explains the program and much more in his Tip Sheet notes.

Originally Published: March 31, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
From about the halfway point of Dawan Landry's rookie season in 2006, by which time the fifth-round strong safety clearly had established himself as an impact player in the Baltimore Ravens secondary, linebacker Bart Scott kept teasing the former Georgia Tech star about all the money he was apt to make in the NFL's Performance Based Pay program.

Landry would nod and smile and tell himself that it would be nice if he earned a small bonus for his efforts. Not until Landry's check from the PBP fund arrived recently in the mail, however, did he know just how nice it would be.