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Breaking down Andy Dalton's six-year, $115 million deal

Quarterback got $12 million signing bonus, $17 million guaranteed Aaron Wilson

Print This August 05, 2014, 12:02 PM EST

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton's six-year, $115 million contract has a base value of $97.086 million, including a $12 million signing bonus and $17 million guaranteed.

The contract has a maximum value of $115 million if Dalton triggers $18 million worth of escalator clauses.

Dalton is due a $986,027 base salary this year, a $100,000 reporting bonus and a $5 million roster bonus with a total of $18.086 million in first-year compensation and a salary-cap figure of $9.059 million.

In 2015, Dalton has a $3 million base salary, a $200,000 workout bonus and a $4 million roster bonus due on a the third day of the league year. The deal includes a $3 million escalator clause based on regular season and playoff playing time as well as making the playoffs. He has a $9.6 million salary-cap figure.

In 2016, Dalton is due a $10.5 million base salary, the same $3 million escalator clause, a $200,000 workout bonus and has a $13.1 million salary-cap figure

In 2017, Dalton has a $13.1 million base salary with a $15.7 million salary-cap figure. He has the same $3 million escalator clause and a $200,000 workout bonus.

In 2018, Dalton has a $13.7 million base salary with a $16.3 million salary-cap figure, the same $3 million escalator clause and a $200,000 workout bonus.

In 2019, Dalton has a $16 million base salary, a $16.2 million salary cap figure, a $200,000 workout bonus and a $3 million escalator clause.

In 2020, Dalton has a $17.5 million base salary with a $17.7 million salary-cap figure, a $200,000 workout bonus and a $3 million escalator clause.

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