Now that Bucs wide receiver Antonio Brown has signed his new one-year contract, the incentives have been made public. ESPN’s Field Yates has the breakdown of Brown’s incentives on Twitter. Brown’s base salary is $1.1 million with a $2 million signing bonus.

Brown can earn up to $900,000 in per game incentives, and there are incentives for hitting certain reception, yardage and touchdown marks. The 32-year old receiver will also receive a $250,000 bonus if he’s achieved a 45 percent playing time threshold and is on the active roster for a Bucs Super Bowl win this season.

After a year away from the NFL, Brown returned on a one-year deal with Tampa Bay in 2020. Brown joined the Bucs in Week 9 after serving an 8-game suspension and finished the year with 483 yards and four touchdowns on 45 receptions. All of his touchdowns came over the final three games of Tampa Bay’s season.

In the postseason, Brown hauled in another touchdown in the Bucs’ wild card win at Washington, but suffered an injury the next week against the Saints that forced him out of the divisional round game. The injury also kept him out of the NFC Championship Game against the Packer,s but wouldn’t end his playoff run. Returning for Super Bowl LV against Kansas City, Brown had five catches for 22 yards and a touchdown. That score gave the Bucs a 21-6 halftime lead.

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17 days ago

All I can say is that I hope he its them all. It will mean another great season for our Bucs.

Last edited 17 days ago by mark2001
17 days ago

Here’s hoping he hits on all of his incentives!

17 days ago

Performance based incentives are great, even for the GOAT. Money alone won’t incentivize a player to perform well, but it’s a factor. Just as it is for everyone else in life.

17 days ago

Makes sense–they are pretty easy to reach based on last year’s half season 45 rec and 483 yards. So his compensation will be $6 M but the bonuses don’t count against the cap.

Reply to  lambeau
16 days ago

They definitely go against the cap. If an incentive is likely to be met it goes against the cap this year. So while all of it may not go against the cap this year (like playing in the superbowl) much of it will based upon last year.