Last year, the Ravens weren’t willing to pay receiver Anquan Boldin $6 million per year. The 49ers were.
The 49ers are now willing to pay him $6 million per year for each of the next two years.
Per a league source, Boldin’s two-year deal is worth $12 million. Of that amount, $5.5 million is guaranteed on signing, via a fully-guaranteed minimum base salary of $955,000 and a signing bonus of $4.545 million.
Boldin also has $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses in 2014. If he’s available for every game of the regular season, he’ll make the full $6 million.
Another $3 million in 2015 base salary is guaranteed for injury only until April 1 of 2015. At that point, it becomes fully guaranteed.
It’s a good deal for a 33-year-old receiver who has absorbed plenty of big hits over the years, especially with nearly 50 other free agents available.
The decision to agree to terms now also suggests that no one else was willing to pay much more. Otherwise, Boldin would have hit the market next week.