**yes I realize I spelled his name wrong and can't edit thread titles.
Not so much in terms of the dollar amount but more in a sense of the structure.
http://www.spotrac.c...lin-kaepernick/ (best breakdown of the whole contract).
The contract has a potential to be worth up to 126 Million through 2020.
However the only money he is truly guaranteed to see is around 13.1 Million.
He got a signing bonus of 12,328,000 (Essentially cash in fist the moment the contract is signed)....The additional 100 % guaranteed portion is this years salary and 645k + 100k workout bonus.
The contract runs through 2020. Starting in 2015 and running til the end (2020) 2 million per year can only be earned if he plays 80% of the snaps and either makes the superbowl or is named 1st or 2nd team all pro.
The salaries from 2015-2017 are fully guaranteed only if he is not cut before april 1st of that year
Additionally 2 million per year is in the form of per game bonuses...125k per game.
The dead money if he is cut is only from the small signing bonus as long as they cut him before April 1st. Take a look a spotrac's breakdown of the dead money and then compare it to Jonathan Stewart's if he was cut and prepare to amp up more anger for Hurney..
Lastly the money in the last 2 years of the contract (a total of 44.6 million) has 0 guarantee or anything that will cause a penny in dead money if they decide to cut bait on him..
I love these incentive laden contracts as it gives a player the opportunity to earn above their market value if they perform. On the flip side it gives the team a nice escape clause if the player does not hold up their end of the bargain.
I'd much rather see Hardy sign a contract like this vs. handing him a check for 30 million (like CJ's deal) up front and make him prove he's worth the money on and off the field even if it cost a little extra in the long run.
Edited by panther4life, 05 June 2014 - 04:25 PM.