Two NFL defensive backs — Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis and Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor — signed large contracts this week. "Shutdown Corner" has obtained the details of both deals to provide the following breakdown.
As widely reported on Sunday, Revis' deal is worth $96 million over six seasons and has a fairly straightforward breakdown. Revis will receive non-guaranteed base salaries of $13 million in each season. Though none of Revis' contract is guaranteed, he will receive a $1.5 million roster bonus on Thursday, so that amount, along with a $1.5 million workout bonus and $13 million base salary, could be considered guaranteed because there is no chance the Buccaneers will part ways with a player who is essentially the team's 2013 first-round pick.
From 2014-18, Revis is due $1.5 million roster bonuses on the third day of the league year and $1.5 million workout bonuses. Revis' cap number is $16 million in each season of the contract.
One minor accounting note of the deal is that the $1 million roster bonus that Revis was due on the fifth day of the 2013 league year will be paid by the New York Jets. There were reports that the Buccaneers were going to pick up the tab on that bonus, but according to a source with knowledge of the contract details, the Jets paid that amount, increasing Revis' "dead money" on the Jets' cap to $13 million.
Chancellor signed his four-year, $28 million extension with $17 million in guaranteed money on Monday.
As part of the deal, Chancellor received a $5 million signing bonus and his $1.323 million non-guaranteed base salary in 2013 was increased to $2.825 million in fully guaranteed base salary. The signing bonus and base salary bump increased Chancellor's cap number from $1,376,404 to $3,878,403, a $2,501,999 jump that leaves the Seahawks with around $4.698 million in cap space for 2013.
Moving forward, Chancellor is due $4.725 million in base salary in 2014. That amount is currently guaranteed for injury only, but will become fully guaranteed if Chancellor is on the Seahawks' roster five days after Super Bowl XLVIII. In 2015, Chancellor has a base salary of $4.55 million, of which $4.45 million is currently guaranteed for injury only and will become fully guaranteed if the 2010 fifth-round pick out of Virginia Tech is on the roster five days after Super Bowl XLIX. Chancellor has base salaries of $5.1 million in 2016 and $6.8 million in 2017, the final year of the deal. Also in 2017, Chancellor has $325,008 in "per game active" roster bonuses, or $20,313 per game he is active.
From 2014-17, Chancellor's cap numbers are $5.725 million (2014), $5.55 million (2015), $6.1 million (2016) and $8.125 million in 2017.