Ronnie Brown gets one year, $1 million


The good news is that Ronnie Brown’s value hasn’t gone down much in the last year.  The bad news is that it hasn’t gone up much, either.

A season after signing a one-year, $1 million deal with the Eagles, a league source tells PFT that Brown’s one-year deal with the Chargers is worth, yes, $1 million.

Specifically, Brown received a $75,000 signing bonus.  He’s also due to receive a $100,000 roster bonus and a base salary of $825,000.

The trigger for the roster bonus isn’t known; it could be that he gets the money if he makes it onto the 53-man roster.

Last year, Brown also was eligible to receive a small package of incentives.  This year, he’s not.

And while on the surface it looks like a stunning fall for the second overall pick in the 2005 draft, it’s more evidence that the market for running backs on the wrong side of 30 ain’t what it used to be.

16 responses to “Ronnie Brown gets one year, $1 million

  1. More RG3/Redskins news please. A little more respect for the soon to be greatest QB of alltime, Mr. Robert Griffin the 3rd!

  2. chazatlas says: Jun 14, 2012 10:32 PM

    Could be worse. He could be out of work or making $10 an hour. Imagine that. It’s the reality of millions of Americans everyday.
    I agree completely! It would take an average income earner 20 years to to make 1M WHAT THE HELL

  3. “Now that he’s over 30, Ronnie is reduced to playing on a million to million basis.”

    Comment of the day….

  4. Still too much. This guy was a top 5 pick, look at him now. That’s the sad reality of NFL RB’s.

  5. If he stays healthy (which is a big if), he’ll be a steal at that price for the Chargers. Could be one of the better 3rd down backs in the league, & catch a bunch of passes out of the backfield, plus run some wildcat plays here and there. It’s a shame he’s had so many injuries – he could’ve been one of the greats if his legs weren’t so fragile…

  6. hulkhogansays says: Jun 14, 2012 10:52 PM

    More RG3/Redskins news please. A little more respect for the soon to be greatest QB of alltime, Mr. Robert Griffin the 3rd!

    Quite a bold prediction for a kid who hasn’t taken a snap yet in an NFL game. Or a snap from under center in any game yet for that matter.

  7. Nice value signing by the Chargers. AJ Smith has his mojo back. The San Diego Chargers Super Bowl Express gets rolling July 25 when rookies report.

  8. There’s only a 1/2 dozen running backs in the whole league worth 1M. any tough back with 4.5 speed can play running back in pro ball, it’s the most overrated position on the field. If i were an N.F.L. owner i would mandate that the running backs were the lowest paid players on the team in this pass happy league.

  9. joetoronto says: Jun 15, 2012 9:24 AM

    Would of, could of, should of, he’s done.

    Not that he was all that to begin with.
    Would HAVE, could HAVE, should HAVE, clown.

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