Chiefs defensive lineman Tyson Jackson, the third overall pick in the 2009 draft, was due to earn a base salary of $14.72 million in 2013.
And he had no better chance than the rest of us to make that much money.
Jackson recently re-did his deal to stay in Kansas City. The initial reports of a new contract omitted the details.
Here they are, per a league source with knowledge of the contract.
Jackson is due to earn a base salary of $4.2 million. Of that amount, $4 million is fully guaranteed for skill, injury, and salary cap.
The one-year deal also includes a $500,000 workout bonus, and an incentive that will pay another $500,000 if he participates in at least 50 percent of the snaps on defense.
So he can make up to $5.2 million. Which is a lot less than $14.72 million. Still, most of the rest of us would take it.