Yesterday we had learned that DE Brian Robison had signed a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings. Through a league source we now have a full picture of the financials surrounding the contract. The contract is for 4 years and is worth a total of $22.4 million in new money. The only money fully guaranteed upon signing is a $5 million dollar signing bonus, though his current base salary was already guaranteed.
Robison had been scheduled to earn $4.4 million in base salary in 2013. Robison will now be paid at a rate of $2.83 million for the remainder of the season. He will receive a $5 million dollar signing bonus to bring his actual compensation in 2013 to $8.4 million. His salary cap figure remains unchanged for the season.
In 2014 Robison’s base salary is $4 million and he is also eligible to receive $200,000 in roster bonuses for games active, a $100,000 workout bonus and NLTBE incentives of $1.2 million based on playing time, sacks, Pro Bowls, and the NFL DPOY award. The salary is guaranteed for injury only and becomes fully guaranteed on the 3rd day of the League Year.
In 2015 the P5 will be $4.15 million and the same bonus structure is in place. His salary is guaranteed for injury only with $2 million becoming fully guaranteed on the 3rd day of the League Year and the balance becoming fully guaranteed on July 1.
In 2016 and 2017 he will earn $3.75 million and $5.3 million respectively in P5 salary along with the same bonus and incentive structure in the other years. No guarantees are included for these seasons.
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