NFL players on average amass their pay checks 1 by 17 of this season.
But because of the performance-based cover program, a jointly bargained benefit, they will have had a fine March bonus to enjoy as 2002.
This year, players — including rookies — will probably be given an overall total of 140,880,000 in performance-based cover, and each team got $4,402,500 to dole out.
Players receive bonuses based on how much their playing period is disproportionate with their own salaries. To put it differently, players that do not make alot, but play alot, receive the largest checks.
For several, the number is sufficient to purchase a wonderful steak dinner and a movie. For others, it’s sufficient to purchase a brand new property.
There’s also a veteran performance-based compensation pool worth $48 million, or $1.5 million each team, that’s awarded to players with one or more accrued seasons. Those bonuses this year capped out at $144,472.
Here’s a look at several of the noteworthy performance-based bonuses that were distributed (excluding the veteran pool of cash).
Earn Money, MONEY ($350K club)
Matt Skura, C, Ravens; bOn-us: $395,660
An undrafted free agent from Duke at 2016, Skura started and played every offensive snap, and 17 per cent of their snaps on special teams. And get this, should you include the bonus Skura made by the pool that is veteran, his March test totals $533,558 — that nearly doubles his 2018 wages.
Austin Blythe, G, Rams; bonus: $380,060
The Rams claimed Blythe away waivers from IndiaNapolis. He served as a backup for a season, and then a seventh-round pick in 2016 got a starting position at right guard for its Super Bowl-bound team. Blythe’s base salary last season was 630,000. A 60 percentage bonus? Quite so bad.
Jesse Davis, G, Dolphins; bonus: $374,833
Davis’ bonus is six times more than he made in his first two seasons at the NFL united ($61,200). An undrafted free agent in 2015, Davis bounced between the practice squads of the Seahawks, Jets and Dolphins until he had been promoted to a full-time starter in 2017 and 2018. Last season Davis collected a cool $308,989 bonus.
Jayon Brown, LB, Tennessee; bonus: $373,575
A fifth-round choice in 2017, Brown is at the back-to-back $320,000-plus bonus bar. Brown started nine matches for the Titans but appeared at every 16. He had six sacks and an interception he returned 22 yards for a touch down.
Cory Littleton, LB, Rams; bonus: $371,379
An undrafted free agent in 2016, Littleton turned right into a starting job following the Rams traded veteran linebacker Alec Ogletree into the New York Giants. Littleton led the Rams with 90 tackles.
Chase Roullier, C, Redskins; bonus: $358,849
A sixth-round select from Wyoming at 20 17, Roullier started 16 matches this year after he started seven as a rookie.
Joe Thuney, G, Patriots; bonus: $352,578
Three seasons, along with then also three large bonus tests for Thuney since he had been selected in the next round in 2016. Thuney has started 48 games, and it has been rewarded handsomely as he has collected a total of 954,404.
MAKE… Some Funds
DePaola could be the unfortunate recipient of the littlest bonus this season and has been unfortunate to endure a torn ACL in Week 1, that caused the long-snapper to miss the rest of the season.
Rees Odhiambo, OT, Cardinals; bon us: $310.64
Odhiambo played snap on special teams and got himself enough for lunch, dessert and a movie.
Chad played snap in 2018, and it led in a kneel-down. Congratulations.
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers; bon us: $909.01
It was a rough season for Garoppolo, that experienced season-ending knee operation after Week 3 months. The good thing for the 49ers’ franchise quarterback is he signed a mega-contract worth around $137.5 million over five seasons. He won’t have to create that $909 go too far.
Mack signed a six-year, $141 million contract extension prior to the season that left him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. Therefore, while $13,622 may indicate much to many, it’s merely .0097 percentage of Mack’s potential earnings.
KEEP IT COMING
Prescott was one of the best 25 in bonuses the past two seasons, but fell just outside the elite bonus set this season. No need to feel awful for the prior fourth-round pick; 3 decades of bonuses also have netted him an extra $931,136.