Originally Posted by SNR
Actually, scratch that. I'm wrong. I thought it was a front-loaded deal.
It's 3 years, $10 million, with $3 million signing bonus and $4.8 guaranteed. His salary number for 2013 was only $800,000, so we'd end up eating some dead space if we cut him next year.
**** you, Dorsey.
The other interesting thing about it, though, is there's a clause that makes the contract void if he throws for 2000 yards in a season, basically putting in a clause that he's accepting this money as a backup QB, but if the time ever comes where he's not just holding a clipboard on Sundays, he's going to get paid starters money.
Daniel's a $3 million cap hit next season if he's cut with a $3.4 million cap hit if he isn't. So the Chiefs would save a little bit if they cut him, but not enough to making cutting him for the sake of $$ worth doing.
But if you can save a little bit and clear a roster spot for another developmental QB, his contract doesn't make it prohibitive to do so.