We mentioned earlier the salient points regarding the contract signed by quarterback Kevin Kolb with the Buffalo Bills. Some of you (OK, a few of you . . . OK, two of you . . . OK, one of you) have asked for the full details.
Per multiple sources with knowledge of the contract, Kolb will receive a $1 million signing bonus, along with a workout bonus of $100,000 in 2013 and a base salary this year of $1.65 million. A $250,000 roster bonus is tied to Kolb having a roster spot for the first game of the 2013 regular season.
Next year, Kolb’s base salary increases to $2 million. He has another $100,000 workout bonus. Most importantly, a $1 million roster bonus hinges on Kolb being on the roster for the third day of the 2014 league year, which starts in March.
The deal also carries a whopping $6.5 million in incentives and escalators. Each year, Kolb can earn another $2 million based on playing time. He has can earn up to $850,000 per year based on both passing production and playing time, $150,000 per year for making it to the Pro Bowl. Finally, the deal contains a $500,000 escalator in 2014 tied to the incentives he unlocks in 2013.
That adds up to a maximum deal of $12.6 million — $400,000 short of the $13 million that initially was reported.