More information has come out regarding Ndamukong Suh's monstrous contract he signed with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday afternoon. We already broke it down for you in terms of what it means on a yearly basis and what kind of cap hits there are and so forth. Now, thanks to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, we now have more information.
We know that $60 million dollars of the $114 million dollars became automatically guaranteed once Suh signed his name on the line at the end of the contract. However, he's going to get much more as we move into the future beyond 2017.
Starting in 2018 and after the $60 million dollars have been paid out, his base salaries become fully guaranteed if he's ont he roster on the fifth day of each league year. That means in 2018, $16.98 million dollars will become guaranteed. In 2019, if he's on the roster past the fifth day of the new league year, $18.98 million dollars becomes fully guaranteed. In 2020, $18.36 million dollars becomes fully guaranteed.
While it's not uncommon to trigger guarantees early in the league year, it is a bit uncommon to do it every year of the contract and for that much money throughout. As Florio said, it shows just how much the Dolphins wanted Suh in Miami and could have also been a big reason why other teams weren't able to match what the Dolphins were offering.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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