Jared Allen’s contract loads up in 2015

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Jared Allen will make $15.5 million in the first two years of his contract with the Bears.  But only $3 million of that will come this year.

Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Allen receives a $3 million fully guaranteed base salary in 2014.  For 2015, he gets a fully guaranteed base salary and a fully guaranteed roster bonus of $11.5 million, triggered on the 10th day of the 2015 league year.

Allen has a non-guaranteed base salary of $8.5 million in 2016 and a non-guaranteed base salary of $8 million in 2017.  The final year voids automatically in early 2017; it’s been added to give the Bears an extra league year for spreading a cap charge if/when the $11.5 million roster bonus is converted to a signing bonus.

So it’s a three-year, $24 million deal.  And the cap numbers are a pay-as-you-go $3 million, $12.5 million, and $8.5 million.  If the 2015 roster bonus is converted in whole or in part to a signing bonus, a cap charge will apply in 2017.

Either way, it’s a sure thing he’ll earn $15.5 million in the next two years, a not-too-shabby average of $7.75 million per year.

33 responses to “Jared Allen’s contract loads up in 2015

  1. Wait what only 3 mil the first year? I thought he wanted over 10 mil each year. As long as he is happy and continues on with his legacy! I blame ponder for the vikings not beingable to sign back all these great veteran players!

  2. Does a guaranteed roster bonus of 11.5 mil mean he is assured of BEING on the roster in 2015 or is the 11.5 only guaranteed IF he is on the roster? Can PFT or anyone else clarify?

  3. lol so he lost money??? i don’t get why these guy’s pass on deals worth 7 to 9 million because they think they are worth 10 or more million??? dummy’s…. if you were gonna take less money why wouldn’t you go to a team with a chance at winning a superbowl? sorry bears fans but you have 7 more years of cutler, just saying.

  4. fdugrad says: Mar 29, 2014 8:41 PM

    Does a guaranteed roster bonus of 11.5 mil mean he is assured of BEING on the roster in 2015 or is the 11.5 only guaranteed IF he is on the roster? Can PFT or anyone else clarify?
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    It says in the article it’s a guaranteed 15.5M over two years. The 12.5M due next year can be spread out over the final two years of the deal, but it’s still hard money.

  5. vikescry1 says:

    “sorry bears fans but you have 7 more years of cutler, just saying.”

    How cute, a Heidi fan dissing any other team’s QB.
    You wish your team had someone half as good as Cutler. Just sayin’.

  6. @vikescry1 you have Christian ponder whom your front office must believe is the second coming of Jesus Christ because I can think of no other reason he is on an nfl roster. Guess I should be glad he’s in the NFC north.

  7. Vikescry1 is a Packers fan, I think….

    Inside knowledge of Allen’s millions of dollars more than you make has absolutely nothing to do with Cutler.

    Cutler, hate him or not, has the best weapons in the NFC North, maybe the league. Keep hating on him though…

  8. it is just to bad that contract that Cutler signed is such a cap killer and prevented the Bears from signing anyone in free agency right Mike? the salary cap goes up big time next year and there will be plenty of money to pay Allen so it is not a 1 year deal. just another cap friendly contract for the team by a player who sees a team ready to rebound from a poor season due to almost every starter on defense being injured. hate all you want but you know it’s the truth, tough to stop anybody when you are signing guys off the street and playing them on Sun. if they could have stopped anybody last year they would have been division champs as the offense scored pleny of points for the first time ever in team history

  9. As a Viking fan too I saw a very over rated JA.. Great situational player that can ramp it up 25% of the time.. Is he worth what they pay? Probably not but it’s the NFL

  10. Love how any Bears discussion devolves into a few bashing Cutler. Sorry, if the coach and GM that are responsible for the Bears actually fielding a real NFL offense for once, trailing only the Broncos in PPG, think Cutler is a franchise QB, I’m inclined to agree with them since the makeover they did on that offense is akin to a miracle.

  11. jjrs89 says:
    Mar 29, 2014 8:38 PM
    so what youre saying is its a one year deal

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    Is there something you don’t get when it says “fully guaranteed”?

    The first 2 seasons are guaranteed… fully.

    And if you don’t understand “fully guaranteed” then here is the end of the article above…

    “So it’s a sure thing he’ll earn $15.5 million in the next two years, a not-too-shabby average of $7.75 million per year.”

    I read so it’s a SURE thing he’ll earn $15.5 million in the next two years… as it being MORE than a one yr contract that you said…

  12. High motor guy. Lots of energy expended. Cool mullet.

    But because the dude has been in Minnesota so long, he has no idea what it’s like to win a Super Bowl.

    Oh well. Cash those checks. Retire without a ring.

    That’s the curse of being a Viking.

    #skol?

  13. It’s really very simple why the Bears structured Allen’s contract this way. Although Peppers has been cut, he still counts $9+m against the cap this year. They loaded Allen’s contract heavy in year 2 when Pepper’s money is gone. Works for everyone. Allen gets his guaranteed money, and Bears leave a little cap space this year to sign draft class and maybe a couple more role players.

  14. Bears fan act like Allen is going to take them to the SuperBowl and win it lol get real as long as cutler is your QB it ain’t happening #Facts

  15. Haters, haters everywhere. Bottom line is the Bears and Packers will both fight for the division this year, while Minnesota and Detroit wonder what went wrong again.

    Skol, kitties, skol!

  16. I almost feel bad for the Packer fans being so fat and all…right up until their “fans” start with the yapping.

    Fattest organization in football

    Here is question for Packer fans. If your hats are made of cheddar how come they have the holes of swiss? You think people that got that fat on cheese would know the difference.

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