Three years, $37 million for Sheldon Richardson

Three years, $37 million for Sheldon Richardson

Three years, $37 million for Sheldon Richardson

Posted by Mike Florio on March 14, 2019, 9:47 AM EDT

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He’s been chasing “Suh money” for years, and he’s finally gotten it. Sort of.

New Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has a three-year, $37 million deal. That’s an average of $12.33 million per year, kind of close to what Ndamukong Suh received a year ago from the Rams, but still a far cry from Suh’s massive free-agent deal with the Dolphins from four years ago.

Here’s a breakdown of the deal:

1. Signing bonus: $4 million.

2. 2019 roster bonus: $8.5 million, due on the fourth day of the league year.

3. 2019 base salary: $1.75 million, fully guaranteed.

4. 2020 base salary: $11.25 million, guaranteed for injury at signing, fully guaranteed on April 1, 2020.

5. 2021 base salary: $12.55 million, $2 million of which is guaranteed for injury only.

6. 2022 base salary: $12.65 million.

7. 2019-2022 per-game roster bonuses: $46,875 per game (maxing out at $750,000 per year).

8. 2020-2022 workout bonuses: $100,000.

The deal also has up to $1.5 million in escalators based on sacks and playing time for 2020 and 2021.

In all, Richardson gets $14.25 million fully guaranteed, with total guarantees of $21.5 million.

The 2014 defensive rookie of the year, Richardson was traded by the Jets to the Seahawks, before signing a one-year deal in 2018 with the Vikings.

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via ProFootballTalk

March 14, 2019 at 06:51AM


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