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Breakdown of CB Troy Hill’s contract with the Browns

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

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Last week, the Browns signed CB Troy Hill, formerly of the Los Angeles Rams. Initially, we had heard that he signed a 4-year deal worth $24 million. Then, we heard that it was actually a 2-year deal worth $9 million, which is indeed correct. Let’s get into the specifics — Hill’s deal is considered to be 2 years for $9 million with $4.5 million fully guaranteed.

CB Troy Hill’s Contract, Cap Hits Per Year

Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Void Total Cap Hit
Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Void Total Cap Hit
2021 $1,000,000 $875,000 $0 $1,875,000
2022 $4,500,000 $875,000 $0 $5,375,000
2023 $0 $875,000 $875,000 $1,750,000
2024 $0 $875,000 ($875,000) $0
Total $5,500,000 $3,500,000 $0 $9,000,000
  • Hill has $4.5 million in full guarantees, which consists of his $1 million base salary in 2021 and his $3.5 million signing bonus.
  • The Browns were able to keep Hill’s cap hit low in 2021 by creating two voidable years on Hill’s contract in 2023 and 2024, which spaces his signing bonus out over a four-year span instead of a three-year span. However, on the fifth day of the 2023 league year, Hill’s contract will void, which actually accelerates the $875,000 cap hit from 2024 into the 2023 season.
  • If Hill ends up being a busy in 2021, they can cut him next season, and none of his 2022 base salary is guaranteed; they would just carry a dead cap of $2.63 million for him. For Hill having been a solid slot corner for the Rams last year, this seems like a nice deal that Berry was able to pull off.