Packers kicker Mason Crosby had to outperform two younger options this offseason, but taking one pay cut might be the biggest thing he did to secure his job.
According to Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports, Crosby restructured his contract recently.
His $2.4 million base salary was dropped to $800,000, though that will be fully guaranteed if he’s on the team’s roster Sept. 7. He can make up the difference in roster bonuses over the course of the season and other incentives based on performance.
The Packers didn’t touch either of the two remaining years of his deal.
Crosby had to fend off Giorgio Tavecchio for most of the offseason and Zach Ramirez this week.
But being cheaper than he used to be helped as much as beating out two youngsters.