|Breaking down Jake Long's $34 million contract: $16 million guaranteed|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, March 25, 2013 at 11:17 am ET
Jake Long Profile
Newly-minted St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Jake Long's $34 million contract includes $16 million in guaranteed money, according to a league source with knowledge of the deal.
The four-year contract averages $8.5 million per year and includes a $5 million signing bonus.
Long is due the following guaranteed base salaries of $3 million, which is fully guaranteed and $8 million in 2013, which was guaranteed for skill and cap at the time of signing and $4 million guaranteed for injury only at the time of signing. He'll have 100 percent injury guarantees if he's on the roster on the last day of the 2013 league year.
Four million of his $9.25 million 2015 base salary becomes fully guaranteed if he's on the roster on the fifth day of the league year.
Long is due $375,000 annually in incentives based on playing time, playoff appearances and being selected for the Pro Bowl.
In 2016, Long is due a nonguaranteed base salary of $8.75 million.
The deal includes escalator clauses in 2016 and 2017 of $400,000 and $600,000 based on playing time.
Long's contract carries the following salary-cap figures: $4.25 million in 2013, $9.25 million in 2014, $10.5 million in 2015 and $10 million in 2016.
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