Breaking down Justin Houston's $101 million contract

Kansas City Chiefs star outside linebacker Justin Houston's $101 million contract averages $16.833 million per year and includes a $21 million signing bonus and includes $52.5 million in total guarantees, according to a league source. This year, Houston has a $1 million base salary fully guaranteed for skill, injury and salary cap and a $5.1 million salary-cap figure. The Chiefs deferred $8.5 million of Houston's signing bonus until April 1, 2016. In 2016, Houston has a $14.9 million base salary guaranteed for injury at signing and $3.75 million more of it guaranteed for skill and salary cap if he's on the roster the third day of the 2016 league year. He has a $100,000 workout bonus. In 2017, Houston has a $16.35 million base salary guaranteed for injury at signing, with a $6.75 million guarantee for skill and salary cap if on the roster the third day of the 2016 league year and an additional $9.5 million guarantee for skill and salary cap if he's on the roster on the third day of the 2017 league year. He has a $150,000 workout bonus. In 2018, Houston has a $14.75 million nonguaranteed base salary and a $19.1 million salary-cap figure and a $250,000 workout bonus. In 2019, Houston has a $15.5 million nonguaranteed base salary and a $19.6 million salary-cap figure and a $250,000 workout bonus. In 2020, Houston has a $17 million nonguaranteed base salary and a $17.5 million salary-cap figure and a $500,000 workout bonus. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
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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