We know the Arizona Cardinals have running back Chris Johnson back for another season. He returns this season on a one-year contract. The initial report from Ian Rapoport said the deal is worth up to $3 million. That is the max, with all incentives.
ESPN's Josh Weinfuss gives us more details.
While the contract is worth up to $3 million, it is a one-year, $1.5 million deal at its core. He was given a signing bonus of $615,000 and will make $885,000 in salary. $385,000 of that salary is guaranteed. $1 million total is guaranteed, even if he were cut before the season started.
That means there are another $1.5 million in incentives possible. Those details were not in the Weinfuss report. If it is like last season, the bonuses could be "unlikely to be earned," based on certain yardage achievements or the Pro Bowl. Last season, if he had rushed for 1300 yards and made the Pro Bowl, he would have hit his incentive. He was on pace for that last season and ended up a Pro Bowl alternate, even after missing the last several games of the season.