Salem, OR — So here we are, about to begin another season of Madden and if there’s one thing we’re all scratching our heads about is salaries and the cap penalties, “How do they work?”, “Are they messed up?”, “Things don’t match-up!!” and so on.

Below is a video created by YouTuber Jacob Reid. In the video, Reid breaks down exactly how a player’s salary works, what his cap penalty means when trading them and how it will affect your team.  The video is 30+ minutes, but trust us it’s worth sitting down and listening to Reid explain it all.