Josh Sitton’s Deal: $6.75 Million Annually
When guard [intlink id="90" type="category"]Josh Sitton[/intlink] signed a five-year contract extension with the Green Bay Packers last week he became a rich son of a bitch.
Now we know exactly how rich — $33.75 million rich.
That’s the amount of new money Sitton received. The contract includes $8.9 million in guaranteed money and averages $6.75 million a year, making him the seventh-highest paid guard in the NFL.
Here are all the other numbers from Bob McGinn.
His cap salaries are $4.896 million this year, $4.85 million in 2012, $5.55 millon in 2013, $6.4 million in 2014, $6.75 million in 2015 and $6.6 million in 2016.
Sitton received a $6 million signing bonus and roster bonuses totaling $7.15 million. His roster bonuses are $2.9 million this year, $2.4 million in 2012, $650,000 in 2013 and $400,000 in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
None of Sitton’s base salaries are guaranteed, which is impressive from the Packers standpoint. If he gets injured or his play falls off, the team can cut ties with him with minimal financial repercussions.
The guards who are paid more than Sitton are as follows: New England’s Logan Mankins ($8.5 million), New Orleans’ Jahri Evans ($8.1 million), Tampa Bay’s Davin Joseph ($7.5 million), Cleveland’s Eric Steinbach ($7.1 million), Minnesota’s Steve Hutchinson ($7 million) and the Giants’ Chris Snee ($6.9 million).
Sitton is now tied with linebacker [intlink id="80" type="category"]A.J. Hawk[/intlink] for the sixth-highest salary on the Packers.