Inside the Jadeveon Clowney contract

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Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the first overall pick in the 2014 draft, continues to sign one-year deals. His latest single-season contract is his second in a row with the Browns.

Here’s a look at the actual details of the deal, from a source with knowledge of the full terms:

1. Signing bonus: $8 million.

2. Base salary: $1.25 million, fully guaranteed.

3. Per-game roster bonus: Up to $750,000.

He also gets $500,000 for 65-percent playing time plus seven sacks or $1 million for 10 sacks, regardless of playing time.

So it’s a deal with $9.25 million in guarantees. To get to $10 million, he needs to be on the active roster for all 17 regular-season games. To get to $11 million, he needs to register 10 sacks.

For context, his career high in sacks is 9.5.

So it’ll take some work, durability, and production to get to $11 million. If he has that kind of a season, he’ll likely set himself up for the kind of long-term contract that has otherwise eluded one of the most disruptive defensive players of the past decade.

2 responses to “Inside the Jadeveon Clowney contract

  1. Good on him for sticking with his faith in himself. Big payday coming with production. Good luck to him.

  2. At this point, any team that thinks he’s worth even the $1.25M for a base salary is going to get their money’s worth, but anything more than that will probably feel like wasted money when he misses another 40% of games because he’s injured yet again.

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