We have heard the basic terms of the contracts for the newly signed Tyvon Branch and the recently re-signed Drew Stanton. Here are some of the specifics to each contract.
According to Aaron Wilson, it is a little more than the original two-year, $7 million deal that was reported.
It two years, worth $8 million.
According to Josh Weinfuss, with incentives (mostly unlikely to be earned), the deal can be worth as much as $10.75 million.
2016: He got a $1 million signing bonus and a $1.5 million roster bonus for being on the roster on Saturday. That's $2.5 million already in his pocket. He will make $1.25 million in salary this season and another roster bonus of $15,625 every game he is active. That will be a max of $250K.
He can earn another $1 million in incentives based on playing time, interceptions and making the Pro Bowl.
His cap hit for the year (excluding incentives) is $3.5 million.
2017: His salary will be $3 million. He will get a $500,000 roster bonus if he is on the roster on the fourth day of the league year. He will also get another $31,250 in a roster bonus for every game he is active. The $1 million in incentives for playing time, interceptions and the Pro Bowl are also part of 2017.
His deal is two years, $6.5 million. He got a $2 million signing bonus.
2016: He gets a $1 million salary. Every game he is active, he will get another $31,250. That comes to $500,000. There are $3.3 million in incentives as well, but they are considered unlikely to be earned. His cap hit in 2016 is $2.5 million.
2017: His cap hit goes up to $4 million. His base salary jumps to $2.5 million. Again he can get up to $500,000 for being active every game. His salary could go up another $1.8 million, based on his 2016 performance, and there are other bonuses considered unlikely to be earned, up to $3.6 million.
Essentially, he is being paid good backup money, but he will be rewarded with more money if he ends up starting and playing well.