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Professional Football Negotiation Competition

The Tenth Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition will take place January 26-27, 2023.

About the Competition

The Professional Football Negotiation Competition, run by the Tulane Sports Law Society, is a simulated contract negotiation using real life scenarios and actual upcoming NFL free agents.  The competition will provide participants with the opportunity to sharpen their negotiation skills as well as their knowledge of actual NFL contracts.  In order to simulate an actual negotiation, the participants will receive a set of confidential objectives that serve as guidelines for the negotiation.  Participants will either represent the football club or the free agent.  Participants will also be provided with an excel workbook that will allow them to quickly crunch the numbers and determine if contract proposals will meet their requirements.  Experts in the industry will serve as judges for each negotiation and will conclude the competition with a discussion of relevant NFL topics. The competition is held annually in the spring academic semester.  

Previous Competition Judges

  • AJ Stevens (Athletes First, Certified Agent & Salary Cap Analyst)
  • Nick Sabella (New York Jets, Assistant Director of Football Administration)
  • Harrison Smith (Worldwide Sports Entertainment Collective, Agent)
  • Jacqueline Davidson (Tampa Bay Bucs, Vice President of Football Research)
  • Mike Disner (Detroit Lions, Chief Operating Officer)
  • Jason Fitzgerald (Over the Cap, Founder)
  • Khai Harley (New Orleans Saints, VP of Football Administration)
  • Max Napolitano (Miami Dolphins, Director of Football Administration & Strategy)
  • Brandon Shore (Miami Dolphins, Senior Vice President, Football & Business Admin)
  • Taylor Young (Cleveland Browns, Director of Football Administration)
  • Robert Simpson (Denver Broncos, Football Admin Coordinator)
  • Brad Spielberger (Pro Football Focus, Salary Cap Analyst)
  • Eric Eager (SumerSports, VP of Research & Development)
  • Ryan Feder (Dallas Cowboys, Game Management / Offensive Assistant)
  • Martin Fischman (Ballengee Group, NFL Agent)

TPFNC in the News

All About 2017's Tulane Pro Football Competition  
2016 Tulane's Football Competition Recap

Additional Resources for Competition Preparation

Over The Cap
Crunching the Numbers: An In Depth Look at the NFL Salary Cap
Crunching Numbers Book
Practice Prompts

Contact Information

To place your school on the 2024 invite list, please contact us. Priority will be given to those who apply early. Questions or concerns regarding the competition can be directed to TulanePFNC@gmail.com