Cole Beasley gets $10.7 million fully guaranteed

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Cole Beasley reportedly wanted $20 million guaranteed in free agency. He didn’t get it.

Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Beasley’s new four-year, $29 million contract with the Buffalo Bills has $10.7 million in fully guaranteed payments. Here’s the breakdown of the contract.

1. Signing bonus: $6 million.

2. 2019 roster bonus: $2.5 million, due on April 1.

3. 2019 base salary; $2.2 million, fully guaranteed.

4. 2020 roster bonus: $500,000, due on the fifth day of the 2020 league year.

4. 2020 base salary: $4.4 million, $3.7 million of which is guaranteed for injury at signing and fully guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2020 league year.

5. 2021 roster bonus: $500,000, due on the fifth day of the 2021 league year.

6. 2021 base salary: $4.7 million.

7. 2022 roster bonus: $500,000, due on the fifth day of the 2022 league year.

8. 2022 base salary: $4.9 million.

9. 2019-22 per-game roster bonuses: $31,250 per game, which equates to up to $500,000 per year.

The total guarantee is $14.4 million, and the deal pays out $11.4 million through 2019, $17 million through year two, and $22.9 million through year three.

9 responses to “Cole Beasley gets $10.7 million fully guaranteed

  1. He’s going to be the safety valve for Josh Allen… His skills will come in handy when a play breaks down… he always manages to get open. That is huge for Allen considering the only two players that were able to help him out in those situations were McCoy & Ivory. All of Allen’s WR’s & TE’s could never break free. Glad to have Beasley!

  2. At only $10.7M guaranteed, I get the feeling the Cowboys let him walk. He started chirping about his role, wanting more targets, wanting to get paid, etc. It’s pretty clear Dak doesn’t do well with that type of stuff. Dak just wants to throw the ball to whomever and not deal with any personalities. I’m not sure Dak, for all his “intangibles” likes or has the confidence to stand up to strong personality WR’s.

  3. Almost 11 million for a slot receiver? It’s these kinds of idiotic moves that caused the jills to be in salary cap hell. Can’t wait to hear how Mr. Bean justifies the signings of all of these over 30 players.

  4. billswillalwayssuck says:
    March 14, 2019 at 12:32 am
    Almost 11 million for a slot receiver? It’s these kinds of idiotic moves that caused the jills to be in salary cap hell. Can’t wait to hear how Mr. Bean justifies the signings of all of these over 30 players.
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    This post shows you the breakdown of how this will impact the cap. The Bills have loads of cap space this year, that is why this contract is front loaded so heavy. This year it is a hit of 10.7 million, but next year is half that amount with 3.7 of it guaranteed which is very reasonable and then basically they can let him go after two years if he doesnt work out with no dead money. It is really a two year deal.

    It shows what you can do when enter free agency with lots of cap space in that year, front load the contract heavy so they get the majority of their money in year 1 and entices them to sign because they will get paid a healthy amount right away

  5. Dallas offered him more quarenteed money. But the total was less. Bottom line is he won’t see all 29 million of the contract. He won’t last 2 yrs in Buffalo. He quit football how many times already Buffalo fans are about to find out he isn’t worth the excitement

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