T.J. Edwards contract can be a one-year, $8 million deal

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You know the drill by now. Initial reports of a free-agent contract create a certain impression. The truth eventually arrives.

For the contract to be signed by linebacker T.J. Edwards, formerly of the Eagles, with the Bears, the initial reports are that it’s a three-year, $19.5 million deal with $12 million guaranteed.

The truth is that it can be as short as a one-year, $8 million deal.

The contract includes a signing bonus of $4.5 million, along with a roster bonus (due five days after execution) of $1.5 million. He also has a $100,000 workout bonus for 2023.

The rest of the guaranteed money ($4.125 million) comes from his $5.9 million base salary in 2024. It’s guaranteed for injury, and it remains that way.

The deal also includes a $5.4 million base salary in 2025, along with $100,000 workout bonuses in 2024 and 2025.

So, barring an injury that wipes Edwards out for 2024, it can be as little as one-year, $8 million — assuming he earns his workout bonus. The bare minimum will be $7.9 million.

5 responses to “T.J. Edwards contract can be a one-year, $8 million deal

  1. Correct. Nowhere near the headache, nowhere near the immaturity and nowhere near the price tag.

  2. paybizzy76 says:
    March 13, 2023 at 8:47 pm
    Nowhere near the LB they just traded to BAL

    Edwards is more interested in being with the Bears than the guy they traded to Baltimore. To borrow Mike Tomlin’s phrase, ‘we’re looking for volunteers’ . Smith never did want to be there so OK, head out, there is somebody else who will be happy to take your place.

  3. Bears linebackers are T-Ed and T-Ed. Bears receivers are D-Mo and D-Mo. Are there any good J-Fi’s out there they can sign as a backup QB?

  4. I’m definitely circling back after these comments 😬😆 because he’s a liability out there whether you like it or not

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