clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2021 NFL Free Agency: Buffalo Bills get hometown discount from guard Jon Feliciano

The Buffalo Bills received a hometown discount from Jon Feliciano to keep the offensive line together. Feliciano was projected to make $7 to $8 million per season by us at Buffalo Rumblings and by Spotrac, but he ended up well below that figure and only received guaranteed money in year one of the deal.

Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News had the details Monday morning.

Feliciano earned a $2.25 million signing bonus plus a $750,000 roster bonus and $1.4 million base salary. He gets $3 million in salary each of the next two years. He gets a roster bonus in each year of the deal along with workout bonuses and per-game active bonuses.

In all, only $4.4 million is fully guaranteed and he can earn $5 million in the first season of the deal. After that, nothing is guaranteed.

The low per-year average and low guaranteed money make this a very Bills-friendly contract, in my opinion. There isn’t really a lot stopping the Bills from releasing Feliciano at any point after the first season is over.

Here are the yearly breakdowns:

2021
Pro-rated signing bonus: $750,000
Roster bonus: $750,000
Workout bonus: $100,000
Base salary: $1.4 million
Per-game active bonus: $500,000 ($31,,250 per game) (9 LTBE = $281,250)

Cap hit: $3,281,250

2022
Pro-rated signing bonus: $750,000
Roster bonus: $500,000
Workout bonus: $100,000
Base salary: $3.1 million
Per-game active bonus: $800,000 ($50,000 per game)

Cap hit: $5.25 million
Dead cap: $1.5 million
Cap savings if cut: $3.75 million

2023
Pro-rated signing bonus: $750,000
Roster bonus: $1 million
Workout bonus: $100,000
Base salary: $3 million
Per-game active bonus: $800,000 ($50,000 per game)

Cap hit: $5.65 million
Dead cap: $750,000
Cap savings if cut: $4.9 million