Boldin gets $6 million per year on two-year deal


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.

23 responses to “Boldin gets $6 million per year on two-year deal

  1. With Boldin signed now, time to sign the Living Legend to his 18 million/year contract extension.


  2. B-b-b-but Boldin is the greatest reciever ever! Ravens should have gotten 3 firsts for him and 49ers should have given him 10mil a year!

    – Everyone last year

  3. This is really a one year deal. If his numbers falter at all, he’ll be cut before April 1, 2015.

  4. If he gets “cut” next season, the 49ers will be on the hook for the contract. It will be eased out over the years… but it will be “dead” money if he gets cut.

  5. The Ravens traded 1 year of Boldin for 5 years of Elvis Dumervil who graded out as our best defender (+28 PFF grade) on a top 8 defense.

    I love that trade and anyone who parrots the usual criticism about trading Boldin for “a sixth” doesn’t understand opportunity costs.

    Sometimes trades are win/win.

  6. … and “ELITE” joe flacco sits at home due to being knocked out of playoff contention by Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals.


  7. I respect is game as he is a warrior on the field but after his antics against Carolina in the playoffs I respect him less as a person.

  8. Wacka,

    The Ravens didn’t need to pay him $10 million per year. All they needed to do was to not attempt to pay him less than the $6 million they owed him in his last year under contract after he absolutely beasted for them in the playoffs. By the way how was your Ravens receiving corp last year? Sure could have used Bold in to help Flacco out. And Flacco’s contract had little to do with cutting Bold in because most of his money that year was bonus money which doesn’t count fully against the cap.

  9. sounds like some are mad that Steeler Slayer Joe Flacco doesn’t need Boldin. He does need a left tackle and Dennis Pitta though, which he’ll have come 2014.

  10. @wakaflaccoflame

    Not exactly sure what your point is…Boldin had 1179 yards and 7 TDs last year. Thats better than ANY season he spent in Baltimore, the best season he’s had since 2006 and the 4th best of his entire career.


    I agree with you there. Baltimore was in a cap pinch and would have loved to have kept Boldin. The likelyhood is that they would probably have released him for cap relief if they couldn’t find a trade partner. Getting a 6 was actually a GOOD deal when the other alternative was losing him for nothing.

  11. “The Ravens traded 1 year of Boldin for 5 years of Elvis Dumervil ”

    For the sake of our youth, I really hope you’re not a math teacher.

  12. 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.

    Uh, doesn’t 16 times 500,000 equal 8 million.

  13. @✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦

    ….yet still had nearly 1200 yards and 7 TDs. Speed was never his game.

  14. crownofthehelmet says:
    Mar 3, 2014 3:58 PM
    “The Ravens traded 1 year of Boldin for 5 years of Elvis Dumervil ”

    For the sake of our youth, I really hope you’re not a math teacher.”

    Sorry what part of trading Boldin, who had 1 year left at $6M on his deal, and then using that 6 million to sign Elvis Dumervil, who we wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise, to a FIVE year deal, is unclear to you?

    Thought so. Traded a 1 year WR rental for a 5 year stud pass rusher. I realize you’ve forgotten in Pittsburgh what a sensible trade looks like given the Levi Brown and E. Sanders debacles.

  15. Good.

    As long as SF keeps signing older players who’s best years are behind them, there’s less room on the roster for longer-term developmental talent.

    All those draft picks they hold are kind of useless, since there’s going to be a shortage of open roster spots – especially with Tank and Lattimore being “redshirted” last year.

  16. si1m, Joe “Steeler Slayer” Flacco? The same guy who us 6-6 in the regular season and 0-2 in the playoffs against the Steelers? The same guy who generally struggles game after game against Pittsburgh? Check the facts before you run your mouth. Also the Boldin trade and Elvis signing win/win? Don’t think so, one team went 12-4 and lost the NFC title game and the other went 8-8, despite the horrible offense. It’s true a good defense can carry Dilfer or Johnson to a SB win but don’t count on it when there are better defense with better QBs then Flacco.

  17. He was a badass here in AZ , too bad the Cards didn’t keep him. IMO Fitz wouldn’t have been as good as he was in 07-08 without Boldin.
    Boldin is mentally and physically tough, 49ers are very lucky to have this guy.

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