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Breakdown of OT Jack Conklin’s contract with the Browns

A look at how much the team’s new right tackle will make with the Browns.

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The Browns signed a lot of players in free agency this year — more than some teams might sign in a 5-year span. A lot of those contracts are simple 1-year deals, but other deals, like the one that RT Jack Conklin signed, represents more of a longer-term commitment. We will break down the year-by-year details of each of those contracts in the coming days. Conklin’s deal is considered to be 3 years for $42 million with $30 million fully guaranteed.

OT Jack Conklin’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
2020 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $8,000,000
2021 $10,000,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $13,000,000
2022 $12,000,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $15,000,000
2023 $0 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $3,000,000
2024 $0 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $3,000,000
Total $27,000,000 $15,000,000 $0 $0 $42,000,000
  • Conklin has $30 million in full guarantees, which consists of his $5 million base salary in 2020, his $10 million base salary in 2021, and his $15 million signing bonus.
  • Speaking of the signing bonus, this contract is structured unique, at least in the sense that I don’t recall covering one like it. Usually, a signing bonus is spread out over the length of the contract, which you’d think would be three years. However, the Browns made this a 5-year deal, so they could spread the signing bonus further out into 2023 and 2024.
  • On the fifth day of the 2023 league year, those “extra two years” on Conklin’s contract would be voided. If Conklin decides to sign with another team, then Cleveland would have $6 million in dead cap space in 2023 for Conklin.
  • There are no other roster or workout bonuses on Conklin’s deal.