The breakdown of the four-year, $25 million contract agreed to by safety Jonathan Cyprien with the Tennessee Titans includes a $3 million signing bonus. The deal, negotiated with the Titans by Cyprien’s agent Drew Rosenhaus, also carries plenty of other bonuses layered into the contract.
Cyprien’s $2 million base salary for 2017 is fully guaranteed as is a roster bonus for another $2 million, provided he is on the roster on the fifth day of the league year (which is a virtual certainty this season).
Beginning in 2018, the former Jacksonville Jaguar’s base salary jumps to $4.5 million with $2 million of that guaranteed if he remains on the roster on the fifth day of the league year. Cyprien will also collect another $1 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the 2018 league year to couple with that.
Base salaries for the final two years of the contact are $5.5 million and there is another way for Cyprien to collect more money in the final three years of the deal. In 2018 through 2020, Cyprien will receive an extra $31,250 for every game that he is on the active 46-man roster for game day. If he plays in all 16 games in a season, that will allow him to pocket an extra $500,000 that season.