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Breakdown of CB T.J. Carrie’s contract with the Browns

The Browns paid Carrie to be a starting-level cornerback.

The full, year-by-year contract details for Cleveland Browns CB T.J. Carrie, including his base salary, guaranteed money, and cap hits, are now available. Carrie’s deal is considered to be 4 years for $31 million with $10 million fully guaranteed.

CB T.J. Carrie’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
2018 $2,000,000 $900,000 $2,400,000 $0 $5,300,000
2019 $7,500,000 $900,000 $400,000 $100,000 $8,900,000
2020 $6,750,000 $900,000 $400,000 $100,000 $8,150,000
2021 $7,250,000 $900,000 $400,000 $100,000 $8,650,000
Total $23,500,000 $3,600,000 $3,600,000 $300,000 $31,000,000
  • Carrie has $10 million in full guarantees, which consists of his $2 million base salary in 2018, his $3.6 million signing bonus that is pro-rated to $900,000 million per year, and a $2.4 million roster bonus in 2018
  • Per Aaron Wilson, in 2019, if Carrie is still on the roster by the third day of the league year, then $5.5 million of his base salary for that season will become fully guaranteed (note: before the third day of that league year, the $2 million is guaranteed for injury).
  • For every game that Carrie is active with the Browns from 2019-2021, he will earn a $25,000 roster bonus, up to $400,000 per year.

In terms of average per year ($7.75 million), Carrie is the 24th-highest paid cornerback in the NFL. If Cleveland wants to cut him after this season, they would carry a dead cap hit of $4.7 million in 2019. It’s the type of contract that indicates Carrie is a player the Browns’ front office believes in for the long-term.