Breaking down the first-round contracts

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 1:25 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

To more accurately reflect the actual value of first-round rookie contracts, Pro Football Weekly presents its signing information in a unique format. As shown in the tables below for 2009 and 2010 first-round picks, the four categories (left to right) indicate: (1) contract length in years; (2) actual guaranteed money after options; (3) total five-year value based on player achieving minimum playing-time thresholds; and (4) maximum contract value — if all incentives are met. The five-year value is considered a more realistic total-earning figure, given that many incentives will not be met and a rookie contract will likely be ripped up and redone prior to the final year of the deal.

2010 FIRST-ROUND SIGNINGS

Pick Pos/Player/Team Date signed Real years Guaranteed after options 5-year value Max value w/incentives
1. QB Sam Bradford / St.L. July 30
6 $50.0 mil.
$65.0 mil. $86.0 mil.
2. DT Ndamukong Suh / Det. Aug. 3
5 $40.0 mil.
$60.0 mil. $68.0 mil.
3. DT Gerald McCoy / T.B. July 31
5 $35.0 mil.
$55.0 mil. $63.4 mil.
4. OT Trent Williams / Wash. July 30
6 $36.8 mil.
$48.8 mil. $61.0 mil.
5. S Eric Berry / K.C. July 30
6 $34.0 mil.
$44.5 mil. $60.0 mil.
6. OT Russell Okung / Sea. Aug. 6
6
$29.8 mil.
$43.5 mil. $58.0 mil.
7. CB Joe Haden / Clev. July 31 5 $25.6 mil.
$40.1 mil. $50.3 mil.
8. ILB Rolando McClain / Oak. July 28 5 $22.8 mil.
$30.0 mil.
$40.3 mil.
9. RB C.J. Spiller / Buff. Aug. 6 5
$20.0 mil.
$24.3 mil. $37.1 mil.
10. DT Tyson Alualu / Jax. Aug. 2 5 $17.5 mil.
$21.4 mil. $27.9 mil.
11. OT Anthony Davis / S.F. July 30
5 $16.0 mil.
$19.3 mil. $26.5 mil.
12. RB Ryan Mathews / S.D. Aug. 1
5 $15.1 mil.
$18.6 mil. $25.7 mil.
13. DE Brandon Graham / Phil. July 29 5 $13.6 mil.
$16.9 mil. $22.0 mil.
14. S Earl Thomas / Sea. July 31 5 $12.3 mil.
$16.0 mil. $21.1 mil.
15. DE Jason Pierre-Paul / N.Y.G. July 31 5 $11.6 mil.
$15.5 mil. $20.1 mil.
16. DE Derrick Morgan / Ten. July 31 5 $11.0 mil. $15.0 mil. $19.0 mil.
17. OG Mike Iupati / S.F. July 30
5 $10.4 mil.
$14.8 mil. $18.0 mil.
18. C Maurkice Pouncey / Pitt. July 30 5 $10.7 mil. $14.5 mil. $18.0 mil.
19. LB Sean Weatherspoon / Atl. July 29 5 $10.5 mil.
$13.9 mil. $17.4 mil.
20. CB Kareem Jackson / Hou. July 30 5 $10.4 mil.
$13.1 mil. $16.3 mil.
21. TE Jermaine Gresham / Cin. Aug. 2 5 $9.7 mil.
$12.4 mil. $15.9 mil.
22. WR Demaryius Thomas / Den. July 31 5 $9.4 mil.
$12.2 mil. $15.5 mil.
23. OT Bryan Bulaga / G.B. July 30
5 $8.8 mil.
$11.8 mil. $14.8 mil.
24. WR Dez Bryant / Dall. July 22
5 $8.6 mil. $11.8 mil. $11.8 mil.
25. QB Tim Tebow / Den. July 29 5 $8.5 mil. $11.3 mil.
$33.0 mil.
26. NT Dan Williams / Ariz. Aug. 2 5 $8.2 mil. $10.9 mil. $14.3 mil.
27. CB Devin McCourty / N.E. July 28 5 $7.4 mil. $10.0 mil.  $13.2 mil.
28. DE Jared Odrick / Mia. July 29 5 $7.1 mil. $9.9 mil. $13.1 mil.
29. CB Kyle Wilson / N.Y.J. July 31 5 $7.1 mil. $9.9 mil. $13.0 mil.
30. RB Jahvid Best / Det. July 30 5 $7.1 mil.
$9.8 mil. $12.7 mil.
31. DE Jerry Hughes / Ind. Aug. 2 5 $7.0 mil. $9.7 mil. $12.6 mil.
32. CB Patrick Robinson / N.O. July 29 5 $6.6 mil.
$9.4 mil. $12.4 mil.

 

2009 FIRST-ROUND SIGNINGS

Pick Pos/Player/Team Date signed Real years Guaranteed after options 5-year value Max value w/incentives
1. QB Matthew Stafford / Det. April 24 6 $41.7 mil. $61.0 mil. $78.0 mil.
2. OT Jason Smith / St.L. July 30 5 $33.0 mil. $54.0 mil. $61.8 mil.
3. DE Tyson Jackson / K.C. Aug. 6 5 $31.0 mil. $49.0 mil. $57.0 mil.
4. OLB Aaron Curry / Sea. Aug. 8 6 $34.0 mil. $39.9 mil. $60.1 mil.
5. QB Mark Sanchez / N.Y.J. June 10 5 $28.0 mil. $47.5 mil. $60.0 mil.
6. OT Andre Smith / Cin. Aug. 30 5 $25.8 mil. $33.5 mil. $50.5 mil.
7. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey / Oak. July 30 5 $23.5 mil. $38.3 mil. $54.0 mil.
8. OT Eugene Monroe / Jax. Aug. 14 5 $19.0 mil. $25.0 mil. $35.4 mil.
9. DT-DE B.J. Raji / G.B. Aug. 14 5 $17.7 mil. $22.5 mil. $28.5 mil.
10. WR Michael Crabtree / S.F. Oct. 7 6 $17.0 mil $28.0 mil. $40.0 mil.
11. DE-OLB Aaron Maybin / Buff. Aug. 21 5 $14.2 mil. $17.6 mil. $24.6 mil.
12. RB Knowshon Moreno / Den. Aug. 7 5 $13.1 mil. $16.7 mil. $23.0 mil.
13. DE-OLB Brian Orakpo / Wash. July 31 5 $12.1 mil. $15.4 mil. $20.0 mil.
14. CB Malcolm Jenkins / N.O. Aug. 10 5 $11.0 mil. $14.5 mil. $19.0 mil.
15. OLB Brian Cushing / Hou. Aug. 1 5 $10.4 mil. $14.0 mil. $18.0 mil.
16. OLB Larry English / S.D. July 31 5 $9.9 mil. $13.4 mil. $17.0 mil.
17. QB Josh Freeman / T.B. July 31 5 $10.2 mil. $13.5 mil. $36.0 mil.
18. OLB-DE Robert Ayers / Den. Aug. 3 5 $9.7 mil. $13.0 mil. $15.5 mil.
19. WR Jeremy Maclin / Phil. Aug. 3 5 $9.5 mil. $12.5 mil. $15.5 mil.
20. TE Brandon Pettigrew / Det. July 31 5 $9.4 mil. $12.0 mil. $14.6 mil.
21. C Alex Mack / Clev. July 25 5 $9.3 mil. $11.3 mil. $15.1 mil.
22. WR Percy Harvin / Minn. Aug. 2 5 $8.4 mil. $12.1 mil. $14.3 mil.
23. OT Michael Oher / Balt. July 30 5 $7.8 mil. $10.7 mil. $13.8 mil.
24. DT Peria Jerry / Atl. July 30 5 $7.6 mil. $10.3 mil. $12.8 mil.
25. CB Vontae Davis / Mia. July 31 5 $7.3 mil. $10.2 mil. $13.3 mil.
26. OLB Clay Matthews / G.B. July 30 5 $7.1 mil. $9.9 mil. $13.3 mil.
27. RB Donald Brown / Ind. Aug. 2 5 $6.8 mil. $9.6 mil. $12.8 mil.
28. OG-C Eric Wood / Buff. July 29 5 $6.6 mil. $9.3 mil. $12.3 mil.
29. WR Hakeem Nicks / N.Y.G. Aug. 1 5 $6.6 mil. $9.2 mil. $12.2 mil.
30. WR Kenny Britt / Ten. Aug. 1 5 $6.5 mil. $9.2 mil. $12.3 mil.
31. RB Chris Beanie Wells / Ariz. Aug. 1 5 $6.3 mil. $9.0 mil. $11.8 mil.
32. DL Evander Ziggy Hood / Pitt. July 25 5 $6.1 mil. $8.7 mil. $11.3 mil.

 

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