The breakdown of the $30 million contract signed by cornerback Logan Ryan with the Tennessee Titans is spread out relatively evenly over the three-year life of the deal as it relates to the salary cap.
In figures obtained by TitanInsider.com, the Titans gave Ryan a $2 million signing bonus for the coming season and guaranteed his base salary of $5 million.
Ryan was also scheduled to receive a $3 million roster bonus on the seventh day of the league year, which would have come March 15.
Next season, Ryan’s base spikes to $10 million with $6 million of that guaranteed. Some $2 million of that 2018 money became guaranteed at the time of his signing with the other $4 million in guarantees from his 2018 base salary to be paid out on the fifth day of the league year, which would allow the Titans an escape clause if they so choose. Ryan also has a $500,000 roster bonus that is due him in 2018 as well.
In 2019, the final year of the deal, the contract is pretty much a make good deal with all $9.5 million set in the base salary with none of that fully guaranteed or triggered by any options or clauses.
The Titans signed Ryan last Thursday evening, on the first day of free agency, luring the cornerback away from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.