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20 hours ago, Yin-Yang said:

That’s not correct. Gurley has fair dead money until 2022. Here are the dead cap hits:

2018: $24M (-$17M savings)

2019: $16.8M (-$7.6M savings)

2020: $12.6M ($4.7M savings)

2021: $8.4M ($4.8M savings)

2022: $4.2M ($10M savings)

2023: $0 ($10.5M savings) 

The savings I listed also do not take into account the one year-hit the Rams would take if the dead money was rolled into one year too. 

Todd Gurley’s pretty protected until 2022.

You have to read the fine print, the devil is in the details. This is what Gurley's contract looks like:

$21.95M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2018 salary)
2019 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2019 ($5 million)
2020 Roster Bonus: $7.55M (guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2019)
2020 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2020
2021 Roster Bonus: $5M (due the 3rd league day of 2021, or the 1st game played)
2022 Roster Bonus: $1M (due the 3rd league day of 2022)
2022 Training Camp Bonus: $4M
2023 Roster Bonus: $1M (due the 3rd league day of 2023)
2023 Training Camp Bonus: $4M
2023 Escalator: $2.5M (performance, wins)


It is reported Gurley got $45 million guaranteed but he didn't, if he blows his knee out, tears all three ligaments in one knee this season, the Rams can cut him before March and poof Gurley only got $21.95 million. He has to stay healthy and perform and he will get paid each year, in March, that 'guaranteed money'.


My point is teams will be cautious will Bell's injury history and suspension.  The Steeler deal will be about the same as most others.  About 2 years of guaranteed money then the ability to let him go after that.

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