NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Patriots

Gresh & Zo Break Down The Brandon Browner Deal

View Comments
Brandon Browner #39 takes the field on September 16, 2012. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Brandon Browner #39 takes the field on September 16, 2012. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

WBZFM_Bio_Gresh_Zo Gresh and Zolak
Read More
Patriots Central
Shop for Patriots Gear
Buy Patriots Tickets

NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Football

 

BOSTON (CBS) - The details of the Brandon Browner contract were made public by Mike Reiss and Field Yates on Monday, and it appears to offer the Patriots quite a bit of protection.

Browner is a skilled athlete, but has had trouble with the NFL’s substance abuse policy and that’s reflected in his new contract.

Browner’s deal for 3 seasons can be worth up to $16.8 million, but it is heavily incentive-laden.

There is only $1 million guaranteed, and that is his base salary for 2014. For the first season there is a $250,00 offseason workout bonus, a $500,000 bonus for making the roster, a $150,000 bonus for every game he’s on the active roster, and $1.25 million more in playing time incentives. The second and third seasons are set up in a similar fashion.

Simply put, the more he’s on the field, the more money he gets. This offers the team a lot of protection for a guy that could miss an entire season if he fails another drug test.

Gresh had one message for Patriots fans, “I hope people are smart enough to not complain about the salary cap.” He pointed out that this is a deal where New England is spending  money on bonuses that isn’t necessarily reflected in their salary cap spending.

You can listen to the entire breakdown here:

MORE PATRIOTS COVERAGE FROM CBS BOSTON

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,019 other followers