In response to the widespread assertion that the contract signed on Friday night by safety Antrel Rolle with the Giants carries the highest value of any safety in league history, some of you have asked the age-old question (when considering crappy movies from the early 1990s), “What about Bob?”
As in Bob Sanders.
Here’s the breakdown.
In year one, Sanders received $8.5 million. Rolle will get $10 million.
After two years, Sanders pocketed $15.615 million. Rolle will have made a total of $15.5 million.
Through three years, Sanders’ total take is $21.735 million. Rolle will have $22.5 million.
After four, $24.510 million for Sanders and $29.75 million for Rolle.
After five, $30.5 million for Sanders and $37 million for Rolle.
Sanders has a sixth year to get to the full value of $38.5 million.
(The difference, in large part, comes from the fact that Sanders signed a five-year, $37.5 million extension; Rolle signed a five-year deal from scratch.)
There’s also a difference as to guaranteed money. Though Sanders’ total guarantee was $19 million, only $8 million is guaranteed for skill and injury. For Rolle, all $15 million is guaranteed for skill and injury.
Anyway, some of your wanted details. So those are the details.
I bet you now wish you didn’t ask.