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Breakdown of CB Jason McCourty’s contract with the Browns

We have the year-by-year breakdown of McCourty’s 2-year, $6 million contract.

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In mid-May, the Cleveland Browns announced the signing of veteran CB Jason McCourty. It was reported to be a 2-year, $6 million contract with $2 million guaranteed. Much like we waited for details on the extension that LB Christian Kirksey, the year-by-year breakdown of McCourty’s contract only became available this week, via Over the Cap.

CB Jason McCourty’s Contract, Cap Hits Per Year

Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Total Cap Hit
Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Total Cap Hit
2017 $1,500,000 $625,000 $250,000 $0 $2,375,000
2018 $2,375,000 $625,000 $625,000 $0 $3,625,000
Total $3,875,000 $1,250,000 $875,000 $0 $6,000,000
  • McCourty’s contract includes a $1.25 million signing bonus, which is split over two years of the contract at $625,000 a year. The remaining part of his guaranteed money is half of his base salary in 2017 -- meaning $750,000 of his $1.5 million base salary is guaranteed.
  • Per Over the Cap, McCourty has per game roster bonuses in each year of his contract. In 2017, the total is $250,000, which comes to $15,625 per game. In 2018, the total is $625,000, which comes to $39,062.50 per game. Neither amount is guaranteed.
  • If McCourty gets to camp and the Browns say, “you know what, we don’t really need this guy,” then the team would eat all $2 million in dead money. If they play him this year but don’t need him for 2018, they’d only carry $625,000 in dead money from cutting him. Overall, it’s a very team-friendly contract for a player who has had a decent career in the NFL.