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Three years, $16.75 million for J.C. Tretter

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The Browns have spent $16 million on a quarterback who likely will never play for them. Over the next three years, they’ll spend a little more than that on a center who will be playing for them extensively.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, center J.C. Tretter signed a three-year, $16.75 million deal.

The contract carries a $4.5 million signing bonus, with a fully-guaranteed base salary of $2 million in 2017. He has a $4.5 million base salary in 2018, $3.5 million of which is guaranteed for injury only at the time of signing. It becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2018 league year. Tretter also will receive a non-guaranteed base salary of $5 million in 2019.

The contract includes $250,000 in annual per-game roster bonuses, and a $500,000 playing-time escalator in 2018 and 2019.

The structure gives the Browns the ability to bow out after only one year and $6.75 million.

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4 Responses to “Three years, $16.75 million for J.C. Tretter”
  1. latinlover11 says: Mar 9, 2017 10:30 PM

    League average interior linemen have gotten paid the past two offseasons.

  2. photoguy13 says: Mar 9, 2017 10:59 PM

    Great player. I wish that the Packers could have hung on to him.

  3. beerbratscheese says: Mar 10, 2017 2:13 PM

    The Browns got a deal, IMO. Tretter was a really good center for the Packers. Thing is, he still would have backed up Linsley now that Linsley is healthy, so the Packers couldn’t pay that much for a back up.

  4. aarons444 says: Mar 12, 2017 7:50 PM

    This one is gonna hurt the Pack.

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