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Dan Moore Jr. Gets PPE Raise, 2024 Contract Amount Set



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Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Dan Moore Jr., Nov. 21, 2022. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

With the 2024 salary cap set by the NFL on Friday, a number of other related amounts were set as well, and with that, we now know the salary for Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Dan Moore Jr. for the upcoming season.

Moore is entering his fourth NFL season, and as part of a relatively new league program, young players that play significant amounts in their first three seasons can earn a raise on their rookie contract. It’s called the Proven Performance Escalator, or PPE.

The PPE program has three levels, the highest if a player is selected as a Pro Bowler, the second if they play at least 55% of the team’s offensive or defensive snaps in each of their first three seasons, and thirdly if they play over 35% of the team’s offensive or defensive snaps in two of their first three seasons.

The three levels correspond to three contract amounts. Level one PPE players earn the amount of an right of first refusal tender for a restricted free agent. Level two players earn that plus $250,000. Level three players earn the amount of a second-round RFA tender.

Moore played over 85% of the Steelers’ offensive snaps in each of his first three seasons (and every single snap in 2022), making him a level two PPE player. That has been known since a little bit before the end of the 2023 season.

With the RFA tender amounts released on Friday, we can now figure out Moore’s salary for 2024. The right of first refusal tender for 2024 has been set at $2,985,000. So Moore’s salary will be $3,235,000.

Moore is the second consecutive Steelers offensive lineman to earn the rise. Kevin Dotson earned a PPE bonus for the Steelers in 2023, before he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in the preseason. Chuks Okorafor also earned the raise in 2021.