No signing bonus for Cutler, high base salaries, $54 million guaranteed
The details are in for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's seven-year, $126.7 million contract.
According to a league source, the deal doesn't include a signing bonus and has $54 million in total guaranteed money.
The deal averages $18.1 million per year.
- In 2014, Cutler has a $22.5 million base salary and salary-cap figure with $2.5 million of his base salary deferred until March 30, 2014 in addition to another $2.5 million paid out over the 2015 regular season.
- In 2015, Cutler has a $15.5 million base salary guaranteed and salary-cap figure.
- In 2016, Cutler has a $16 million base salary and salary-cap figure.
- In 2017, Cutler is due a $12.5 million nonguaranteed base salary and a $15 million salary-cap figure. He has $2.5 million in per-game roster bonus paid out for $156,250 for every game he's active.
- In 2018, he has a $13.5 million nonguaranteed base salary with a $16 million salary-cap figure. That includes the same $2.5 million per-game roster bonus.
- In 2019, he has a $17.5 million nonguaranteed base salary with a $20 million salary-cap figure. It has the same $2.5 million per-game roster bonus.
- In 2020, Cutler has a $19.2 million base salary plus $2.5 million per-game roster bonus.