Brandon Stephens earns $805K after rearching performance escalator for 2023 season

Brandon Stephens is $800,000 richer after earning a performance escalator for the 2023 NFL season.

The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement ensures proven performance escalators for players drafted between rounds three and seven and signed to the typical four-year rookie contracts.

If those players can log snap counts of 35% or better in at least two of their first three seasons in the NFL (or play 35% or more of total snaps during those three years), they qualify for an increased base salary in their fourth year.

Stephens started 16 games at cornerback, and the converted safety logged two interceptions and a 65.5 grade in coverage.

Former Ravens left guard, and current New York Jets free agent signee John Simpson earned the biggest bonus.

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire