The lowest paying player in the NLF is Tyrone Swoopes.

The Seahawks drafted the 26-year-old former Texas Longhorn quarterback as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

He was on and off Seattle’s practice squad for the better part of a year, earning only $27,353 in 2017. In 2019, he made somewhat more, up to $38,000.

In all seven regular-season games between 2017 and 2019, he only has two receptions for 28 yards on 109 offensive snaps. Before leaving the Hawks after the 2019 season, he was earning $174,706 a year.

On March 18, 2020, Swoopes became a free agent. He had tryouts with the Arizona Cardinals and the Jacksonville Jaguars, but on August 23, 2020, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

On September 3, 2020, he was waived, and in December, he signed with the Washington Football Team. Swoopes was on Washington’s practice squad for a few weeks in 2020, but he was not promoted up to the regular roster. In 2020, he was earning $16,800.

Swoopes is not making the minimum NFL pay, which may be perplexing, but he is, although as a practice squad member.

A player who trains, prepares, and practices with the 53-man roster but is not on the active list is referred to by this title.

A squad player comes into one of two categories: a rookie with no previous experience, or a player who appeared in less than nine regular-season games during their only previous season (s). In the instance of Swoopes, he falls within the second bracket.


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