As we reported earlier, Dwight Freeney and the San Diego Chargers were close on a deal. Now according to Pro Football Talk, that deal is official, as Freeney and the Chargers have agreed to a two-year $8.75 million deal.
Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Freeney’s two-year contract with the Chargers carries a base value of $8.75 million.
The deal pays $5.25 million in 2013, via a $3.25 million signing bonus, $1.5 million in guaranteed base salary, and a $500,000 roster bonus tied to Freeney’s presence on the weekly 46-man roster. (It works out to $31,250 per game.)
Freeney is due to earn $3.5 million in 2014, $500,000 of which is linked to weekly roster bonuses.
The contract carries a maximum value of $13.35 million, with $4.6 million tied exclusively to sacks. Though the targets aren’t currently known, we’re told that the numbers are realistic, based on his past production.
Well Dwight wanted more than Osi Umenyiora, and he got it.