Veteran quarterback Rex Grossman believes he’ll keep the starting job he wrested from Donovan McNabb in 2010. But if Grossman wins the job, he won’t be getting paid like a starter.
Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Grossman’s one-year deal pays him only $1.15 million this season.
The one-year deal has a guaranteed base salary of $810,000, a roster bonus of $240,000, and a signing bonus of $100,000.
The magnitude of the contract suggests that Grossman, a first-round pick of the Bears in 2003, had no other options. It also suggests that John Beck has the inside track on the gig.
Unless he’s getting paid even less for this season.