Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict tops performance-based pay list
Every season, some players are rewarded monetarily for play above and beyond their paycheck. Eleven players earned more than $250K in performance-based pay (in addition to their salaries), led by the Bears' Jordan Mills and the Bengals' Vontaze Burfict.
The NFL has released its annual report on performance-based pay, with 11 players earning at least an additional $250,000 in 2013 compensation based on their work last season. The performance-based pay program works to compensate players whose level of playing time was much higher than what their salary would have paid.
Generally, lower draft picks and un-drafted free agents who end up being starters, earn the most through the program, because their base salaries very low.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, a former un-drafted player who has annually been near the top in performance-based pay since becoming a starter, was second in the league accruing $315, 847. 69 in performance-based pay.
The following players earned more at least $250,000 in performance-based pay:
|Tops in performance-based pay|
|Melvin White||Defensive back||Panthers||$269,714.80|
|Sanders Commings||Defensive back||Chiefs||$253,736.76|
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