I'll be the first to admit I'm not a capologist but it looks like he'd be owed something unless they cut him before training camp
The Broncos have landed the NFL’s all-time leader in yards per carry for a bargain price tag.
Jamaal Charles, who averaged 5.5 yards per during his nine years with the Chiefs, signed a one-year contract with Denver that has a base salary of $900,000, according to KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis. That’s not a penny more than the veteran minimum for a player entering his tenth season.
“It’s not about money,” Charles said during a conference call after the team announced his signing.
If he shows up to the team’s offseason program (he plans to) and dresses for every game, Charles could earn considerably more.
Charles’ contract includes a $100,000 workout bonus, according to Klis, which would bring his salary to $1 million for 2017. With incentives and bonuses for things like dressing on Sundays (seven players are inactive each week), Charles could earn up to $3.75 million.
If Charles can stay healthy and become the change-of-pace running back that Denver’s been looking for, he’ll have a good shot at earning those bonuses. That would make everyone happy — Charles would get paid more for performing well and the Broncos will know they made the right decision to sign a running back coming off multiple ACL surgeries.
So it’s a win-win contract for both sides.