The Green Bay Packers finished up their business with first-round pick Kenny Clark on Friday, signing him to his rookie contract.
Now the numbers are out, so we can all admire how much money he’s going to make.
Clark will get just over $7.6 million guaranteed from the Packers.
Clark’s signing bonus was $5,008,468 and he’ll make the rest of his guaranteed money through his base salary over the first three years of the deal. Clark’s base will be $450,000 in 2016, $875,529 in 2017 and $1,301,058 in 2019.
Clark’s 2020 base salary of $961,587 is not guaranteed and he also has a $715,000 roster bonus that season.
Overall, the deal could be worth $9,361,644.
That may look like a lot of guaranteed money for someone who hasn’t played yet, but it’s not out of the ordinary. Last year’s first-round pick, Damarious Randall, had $6,401,310 of his $7,915,728 contract guaranteed.
With the Clark signing, the Packers have just a hair under $9 million in available salary cap space. That’s the offseason total, which counts only the largest 51 contracts. That number will decrease when the regular season begins.