The full details of the Patriots’ one-year contract with defensive back Jabrill Peppers are out, thanks to the reporting of ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
Peppers can make up to $5 million in 2022, but as these deals are often structured, the majority of the earnings come through incentives. Here’s how the one-year deal breaks down…
Base salary: $1.05 million (fully guaranteed)
Signing bonus: $300,000
Per-game roster bonuses: up to $425,000 ($25,000 per game)
Workout bonus: $225,000
Incentives: $3 million
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Reiss also said that Peppers will carry a $1.75 million cap hit. Ostensibly, that’s made up of his salary, signing bonus, workout bonus, and seven games’ worth of roster bonuses. Peppers played only six games in 2021, which allows the Patriots to classify the rest of his roster bonuses and incentives as “not likely to be earned” against the cap.
Peppers, 26, is recovering from ACL surgery and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. He joins Malcolm Butler and Terrance Mitchell as the Patriots’ third external free-agent signing in the secondary.
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