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$33 million guaranteed for Jason Smith

Well, Rams tackle Jason Smith didn’t get close to $41.7 million guaranteed as the second overall pick in the draft.

But he won’t be forced to follow a fast-food diet anytime soon.

Per a league source, Smith will receive $33 million guaranteed on a six-year deal that voids to only five.

The duration is the key; based on a five-year haul, his average guaranteed money per year is $6.6 million.

And that’s $600,000 per year better than the five-year deal with $30 million guaranteed that tackle Jake Long, the first overall pick in 2008, received from the Dolphins. 

The contract also has a maximum value of $61 million, if all bells and whistles are reached.

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6 Responses to “$33 million guaranteed for Jason Smith”
  1. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 30, 2009 7:24 PM

    How exactly does an offensive lineman hit his “incentives”?
    Is it based on time he spends on his back during a play?

  2. DcNinerFan says: Jul 30, 2009 7:42 PM

    Probably has to do with sacks allowed, and such. Who knows. He’s on the lambs, he has an uphill struggle…

  3. RaidersSavior says: Jul 30, 2009 8:26 PM

    Most contracts include incentives for team performance, all rookie team, pro bowl selections, etc. – A lineman’s incentive structure could also include amount of times the QB is sacked – possibly linked to his passing yards and TD’s thrown, as well as the RB’s performance as well.
    Not a bad first job for a kid fresh out of college.

  4. FumbleNuts says: Jul 30, 2009 10:15 PM

    Bulger will be on his back MOST of the season.

  5. Darth Ringo says: Jul 30, 2009 11:27 PM

    Overlooked point: it’s smart of the Rams to invest in their lines

  6. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jul 31, 2009 3:45 AM

    They should win the division now

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