A high draft pick in the CFL can expect a small signing bonus in their first year and salary of about $50,000. Lower selections and undrafted free agents are more toward the CFL minimum salary, which is $41,000 a year.
Who is highest paid player in CFL?
1) Zach Collaros, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A)
The 33-year-old has become the league’s highest-paid player after leading the Bombers to back-to-back Grey Cup wins and earning the CFL’s MOP award in 2021. He’s scheduled to earn $550,000 throughout the upcoming season.
Do CFL players make good money?
It is no secret that CFL players are paid far less than their contemporaries south of the border in the NFL. The average salary for CFL teams falls between $60,000 and $100,000. The average salary for an NFL player is far greater at $860,000 per season.