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ason Kelce last week announced that he was returning to the Eagles for the 2021 season on a restructured contract.


Jason Kelce last week announced that he was returning to the Eagles for the 2021 season on a restructured contract.


Signing bonuses prorate over the length of a contract so it’s a way of paying Kelce up front (and giving him a raise) while also reducing his cap number.


Kelce’s new base salary is $1,075,000 for this upcoming season but he already pocketed nearly $8 million in a signing bonus.


To spread out the cap hit as much as they did, the Eagles added three voidable (dummy) years to the end of this contract.


This is indeed a kick-the-can method and the Eagles do this a lot, but the league-wide cap is expected to rise significantly in coming years.


Even if Kelce plays out the two years on this contract, he would leave a dead money figure of over $9 million in 2023.






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