Cardinals give Tre Boston $800,000 guaranteed, can make up to $3 million

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Free agent safety Tre Boston said a month ago that he had received “disrespectful” offer from the Cardinals, but he eventually got a deal he liked in Arizona.

Boston signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals this week, and a league source tells PFT it guarantees him $800,000 and he can make up to $3 million.

The 26-year-old Boston gets a $300,000 signing bonus and a $1 million base salary, of which $500,000 is guaranteed. He also can make up to $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses if he’s on the active 46-man roster for all 16 games. He can make $500,000 if he plays 65 percent of the Cardinals’ defensive snaps, with another $500,000 if he hits 75 percent. And he makes $250,000 if he goes to the Pro Bowl and $250,000 if he records six interceptions.

Last year Boston played all 16 games for the Chargers, starting 15, and he recorded five interceptions.

7 responses to “Cardinals give Tre Boston $800,000 guaranteed, can make up to $3 million

  1. Eric Reid skills have slipped a good bit and he is viewed as a cancer. Pretty simple buddy…

  2. The statement that he finally got a deal he likes probably isn’t true. He probably got the same “disrespectful” deal but finally realized no one else was going to give him any offers unless a starting safety went down week 1.

  3. Disrespectful deal? He’s betting on himself. It’s a better deal than the league minimum and loafing through the season.

  4. Only reason he’s still on the market is because in March in the first 2-4 weeks of free agency when the market was hot Boston and his agent over estimated the market & he over-priced himself not realizing the safety market just wasnt there this year compared to the last few years. No one was paying Safety’s, he was likely asking for $5-$7M dollars yet no one got paid really, outside of Tyrann Mathieu who’s knee’s are shot & is no longer good anymore and even he had to sign for less money in HOU ($1YR-$7M) than Arizona offered in pay-cut simply out of loyalty as the owner and GM really do love the guy.

    In the end the safety market massively benefitted the Cardinals with Arizona able to pick-up one of the best pass-covering safeties in the NFL who ranked 9th via PFF in coverage last season with a borderline elite 87.9 overall pass coverage grade to go with 5INT’s-10PBU’s for just $1.5M Guaranteed. Boston is a big time upgrade and his signing makes Arizona’s Safety corps one of the deepest top units in the NFL. Boston at just 25-26yrs old is young enough Arizona can sign him long-term @ the end of this season if he has a good season and earns it. Boston is a young ascending player, its not like he’s at the end of his career he’s at the start of it. Having played for Steve Wilks before in this scheme he understands the defense thru and thru as well, another plus.

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