Earlier in the hour, we passed along the details of the contract signed by quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in Buffalo.
The numbers, as it turns out, are incomplete. Because, as we’ve confirmed, someone (we’re not sure who at this point) failed to properly record the terms of the deal when the contract was processed.
As officially recorded, it’s a one-year, $1.75 million deal with no guaranteed money or incentives. In reality, the deal includes a $500,000 signing bonus (which already has been paid) and incentives that could earn Jackson another $2.25 million, if he takes 65 percent of the snaps on offense.
More specifically, Jackson will get an extra $500,000 if he takes half of the snaps in 2013. He’ll get an additional $750,000 if he takes 60 percent of the snaps. And he’ll pick up another $1 million if he takes 65 percent of the snaps.
In all, it’s a $2.25 million package with $2.25 million in available incentives. The guarantee is $500,000.
While the assessment of the overall quality of the deal falls firmly in the category of topics on which reasonable minds may differ, the real deal is much better than the deal that was originally recorded.