Breaking down Earl Thomas' $44.725 million deal

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas' $44.725 million deal includes a $9.5 million signing bonus as part of a total of $25.725 million in guaranteed money, according to a league source.

The four-year, $40 million extension made him the highest paid safety in the history of the game.

In 2014, Thomas has a $4.725 million fully guaranteed base salary with a $7.373 million salary-cap figure.

The salary includes a $2.875 million escalator from his 2010 to 2013 performances.

In 2015, he has a $5.5 million guaranteed base salary with a $7.4 million salary-cap figure.

In 2016, Thomas has an $8 million base salary with $6 million of it guaranteed for a salary-cap figure of $9.9 million.

In 2017, Thomas has a $8.5 million nonguaranteed base salary with a $10.4 million salary-cap figure.

In 2018, Thomas has a $8.5 million nonguaranteed base salary with a $10.5 million salary-cap figure.

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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