When the Patriots traded for Trent Brown earlier this month, part of the condition was Brown would agree to renegotiate the final two years remaining on his four-year, $66 million contract. On Tuesday, the details of Brown’s new deal were released, via ESPN’s Field Yates.
According to Yates, $6.5 million of the one-year, $11 million dollar deal is guaranteed. Based on his $7.625 million cap hit, he’ll be the 26th highest-paid tackle in football this season.
On top of that, Brown’s contract includes roster bonuses and playing time incentives that could total up to $3 million. The remaining money can be earned via a $1 million Pro Bowl incentive, and up to $500K in ‘weight incentives.’ While that may sound strange, having financial checkpoints tied to weight is not unheard of in NFL contracts. Former Patriot Allan Branch and Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy had similar stipulations at one point. Brown is listed at 6-foot-8, and 380 pounds.
The Patriots acquired Brown in a Round 3 pick-swap trade with the Las Vegas Raiders, which became official last week. This is Brown’s second stint with the team, Bill Belichick also traded for him before the 2018 season.
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