Kent Somers put up a post on Tuesday discussing the numbers behind Calais Campbell's new contract. We know that it is a five-year, $55 million deal with $31 million guaranteed, but how does it all break down? What kind of bonuses will he be receiving? How much is he set to earn per season?
Hit the jump to find out.
According to Somers, Campbell's contract is very heavy towards the back end of the deal. Remember, the franchise tag has been completely removed, so in the upcoming season, Campbell is set to make just $2 million in base salary. After that, it just keeps climbing.
2013: $3 million
2014: $5.5 million
2015: $9 million
2016: $9.5 million
The Cardinals will be saving a lot of money up front with Campbell, but unless his production is incredibly high in the latter years of his contract, he may never see those last two figures. Although, there is always the chance that his deal gets restructured should the Cards be looking to spread the money out a bit more evenly and provide themselves with some cap room.
Somers also noted that, in the new contract, Campbell received a $15 million signing bonus, as well as a $10 million option bonus owed to him in 2013. The $10 million bonus can be prorated throughout the life of the contract.
Here is some more info about his guaranteed money:
Campbell's base salaries in his first two years are fully guaranteed. In year three, $1 million is guaranteed. The total deal is worth $55 million with $31 million guaranteed -- $25 million in bonuses, plus $6 million of guaranteed salary.
So now that the numbers have been released, what are your thoughts on Campbell's new contract? Do you like it more? Less?
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