Inside the Christian Kirk deal

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Last week, Cardinals receiver Christian Kirk said that quarterback Kyler Murray deserves everything he has coming. Kirk, as it turned out, had plenty coming, too.

Kirk will sign a four-year, $72 million contract with the Jaguars on Wednesday. Here’s a look inside the deal, per a source with knowledge of the terms.

1. Signing bonus: $20 million.

2. 2022 base salary: $1.5 million, fully guaranteed.

3. 2023 base salary: $15.5 million, fully guaranteed.

4. 2024 roster bonus: $1 million, due on the fifth day of the league year.

5. 2024 base salary: $14.5 million.

6. 2025 base salary: $15.5 million.

7. 2022-25 per-game roster bonuses: $29,412 per game, up to $500,000 per year.

8. Incentives: Up to $3 million per year, based on receiving yards.

The deal includes $37 million fully guaranteed at signing. That’s a great deal for a guy who has never had a 1,000-yard season. In 2021, he had 77 catches for 982 yards and five touchdowns.

5 responses to “Inside the Christian Kirk deal

  1. way to much money, so will the Cardinals get a 3rd round compensatory next year, as this is Kenny Golladay money, and the Lions will get a 3rd this year for that.

  2. I’ll take “ Things terrible franchises do” for $400 Alex

    “Christian Kirk never had a 1,000 yard season before signing a massive contract with this floundering franchise”

    Who are the Jacksonville Jaguars?

    That is correct

  3. Deals like these are why Jacksonville is always towards the bottom of the league. Kirk is just ok… he’s never going to be the reason you won a game. Bad spend.

  4. so they think he’s better thank Chark? I don’t get it. Kirk is good.. but not better than Chark as far as ceiling

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