Ryan Kerrigan’s with the Eagles now and he’s going to make a whole lot less than he did with the Washington Football Team. The veteran’s deal with Philly includes just $1.425MM in guaranteed money, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter).
The $1.425MM is already in the bank, by way of his signing bonus. Beyond that, he’ll earn a base salary of $1.075MM, plus the opportunity to earn more through incentives. If he hits all of those bonuses, the edge rusher could top out at $3.5MM (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). The deal, Yates notes, includes four voidable seasons to spread out the cap impact. By deploying one of his favorite tricks, GM Howie Roseman will have Kerrigan on the books for just $1.36MM this year.
Meanwhile, Kerrigan’s last contract with WFT paid $11.5MM in base salary last year. It was non-guaranteed, but new head coach Ron Rivera kept him on board. Then, Kerrigan was hardly used. The team’s all-time leader in sacks was relegated to a reserve role and notched just 5.5 sacks in 2020.
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