More details of the five-year contract extension given to Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey on Wednesday are now emerging.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Pouncey will pocket $14 million in 2014 and that means his base salary has been lowered down to $1 million from the $1,288,375 million he was originally scheduled to earn.
If that report holds true, then the $2.75 million roster bonus that Pouncey was originally scheduled to earn in 2014 was rolled into the extension. In other words, the new money given him is around $44 million.
La Canfora also reports that Pouncey can earn $5.5 million in 2015 and that is the sum of both his base salary and non-guaranteed roster bonus. In addition, Pouncey can earn $7 million in 2016 which is also made up of a base salary and a non-guaranteed roster bonus.
If the numbers above hold true, Pouncey’s cap charges for 2014-2016 will be $5,000,625.00, $8.1 million and $9.6 million with nothing past 2014 being fully guaranteed.