Antonio Brown can make up to $2.5 million this year

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Antonio Brown has lost millions as a result of his own decisions and behavior. He can make up to $2.5 million this season.

Albert Breer of SI.com has the details on Brown’s one-year deal with the Buccaneers.

Brown receives a base salary rate of $1.416 million, which translates to $750,000 over the final nine weeks of the season.

He gets another $31,250 for every game that includes Brown on the active roster, up to $250,000 for the season. He will receive another $250,000 for six touchdowns and a playoff appearance. He’s eligible for another $250,000 for 650 yards and a playoff appearance. He will earn another $250,000 for 45 receptions and a playoff appearance.

Finally, he gets $750,000 for 35 percent playing time and a Super Bowl win.

The use of individual incentives could create a potential problem, if Brown isn’t being used as much as he’d like to be used. As it stands, he’ll need to average 5.6 catches per game, 81.25 yards per game, and 0.75 touchdowns per game to get up to $750,000 on top of his salary and per-game roster bonuses.

The last $750,000 is tied to both a Super Bowl win and a workload much more significant than cameo/insurance policy.

And so it could become a challenge for Brown to not become frustrated if he’s not on track to earn those incentives. (Bruce Arians reportedly will tell Brown, “Be a team player, or be gone.”)

Regardless, a lot of very good things will have to happen for him and the Buccaneers to unlock a maximum package of $2.5 million, making it a low-risk, high-reward proposition for the Buccaneers — even if one of the intangible costs of the transaction is a slice of their soul.

14 responses to “Antonio Brown can make up to $2.5 million this year

  1. If they make the playoffs and win a couple games will his stats go toward the goals? Just curious.

  2. Look at the collective millions that were lost just between AB and Le’Veon alone. Those two should have their own Geico commercial about making “bad decisions”. You think the 6-0 Steelers are lamenting those two has-beens? Mike Tomlin must find all of the team-shuffling between these 2 clowns quite amusing.

  3. Hard to believe you would write anything about this guy when well documented his treatment to others

  4. Those incentives mean that the Bucs have to target Brown as much or more than the other WRs and RBs. I can see Brown now, complaining that he’s not being targeted enough.

    The incentives should have been performance based, but not yards. Targets vs Receptions would be a good one. The Bucs want Brown to perform, but only when the game plan includes him getting the ball.

    Mr. Big Chest is going to be very unhappy when Evans and Godwin get most of the targets.

  5. The popcorn is in the microwave, the timer is set. I’m just a matter of time before I push the start button.

  6. This is going to go so badly, such a terrible decision, and made to placate Brady in all likelihood.

    This team is getting into a very nice rhythm, but most of that is due to the defense playing lights out, the run game working and Brady spreading the ball around. He is still working on his chemistry with Evans and Godwin, now they are adding this egomaniac?! He wont get half of the targets he got in Pittsburgh. Anyone remember him throwing a temper tantrum on the sidelines when he wasn’t getting targets in a game where they were blowing out a divisional rival?? Does anyone think this guy has learned enough humility to be a team player? Whoever does, I have a bridge to sell you.

  7. This is going to go so badly, such a terrible decision, and made to placate Brady in all likelihood.

    This team is getting into a very nice rhythm, but most of that is due to the defense playing lights out, the run game working and Brady spreading the ball around. He is still working on his chemistry with Evans and Godwin, now they are adding this egomaniac?! He wont get half of the targets he got in Pittsburgh. Anyone remember him throwing a temper tantrum on the sidelines when he wasn’t getting targets in a game where they were blowing out a divisional rival?? Does anyone think this guy has learned enough humility to be a team player? Whoever does, I have a bridge to sell you.

  8. How desperate is the NFL for players that we have to give dirt bags like Antonio Brown and Kareem Hunt a job?

  9. Those are just set contract incentives. I’m sure if he does as well as they hope, and he’s a model team player, they go far, maybe win the SB etc. and if his stats are close to his incentives I’m sure the Bucs will give it to him in goodwill. Teams do that all the time and if AB isn’t causing any issues I don’t see why not. Hell I think TB himself will tell him don’t worry about the stats let’s go win a SB and I’ll cut you a check for those incentives lol.

  10. I thought for sure Tommy would stink it up this year. Chillyball admits when he is wrong. I apologize.

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