$18 million guaranteed at signing for Aaron Colvin

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The Jaguars didn’t want to keep cornerback Aaron Colvin. The Texans wanted to snatch him. And they did, with a full guarantee at signing of $18 million.

Here’s the breakdown of the Colvin contract:

1. Signing bonus of $4 million.

2. 2018 base salary (fully guaranteed): $2.5 million.

3. 2018 roster bonus (due fifth day of league year; fully guaranteed): $4 million.

4. 2019 base salary (fully guaranteed): $7.5 million.

5. 2020 base salary: $7.5 million.

6. 2021 base salary: $7.5 million.

The deal also has annual per-game roster bonuses of $250,000, and the base salary each year de-escalates by $200,000 if he doesn’t participate in the offseason program.

It’s basically a two-year, $18 million deal, with the next two years being team-held options.

3 responses to “$18 million guaranteed at signing for Aaron Colvin

  1. It’s not that the Jaguars “didn’t want to keep” him. It’s that he wanted to be a starter and get paid starter money, which he wasn’t going to be getting with Ramsey and Bouye entrenched as the outside starters in Jacksonville. Houston will let him start on the outside.

  2. Would have been nice to keep him but I don’t think he’s worth $18M guaranteed for four (or two) years. I’d like to see them spend some money and get a few more guys for the OL. I suspect Coughlin will make a push to use their first-round pick on an OL…and probably even a few more later in the draft. Their roster doesn’t have a lot of holes but the OL was one of the worst in the league last year.

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