Age: 32 Height: 6′ 5″ Weight: 248
College: Notre Dame Accrued Seasons: 7
League Entry: 2008 NFL Draft, Round 2, Pick 38 (Seahawks)
TE John Carlson signed a two year, $3.2 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals on March 10, 2014. Carlson received a $100,000 signing bonus, which is the only guaranteed part of the contract. If Carlson is still on the Cardinals in late August he will receive a $100,000 roster bonus. In both years of the contract he can earn up to $600,000 in gameday roster bonuses. Carlson can earn up to $1.4 million in additional compensation based on playing time and production. Base salaries of the contract are $800,000(2014) and $1,000,000(2015).
Total Value: $3,200,000 (avg. $1,600,000/year; $100,000 fully guaranteed)
46th highest of 138 TE contracts
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