Last edited by RoanokeFan; 03-24-2013 at 10:03 AM.
Lets say he signs a deal worth $28MM with $11M bonus ( 4 years) and a $1.5MM salary year one. That would be $12.5MM guaranteed. The cap hit year one would be $4.25MM year one even though he gets $11M at the day of the signing. $11MM divided by 4, plus $1.5MM).
So guaranteed money can mean that the deal is front loaded but the cap hit isn't.
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guaranteed money is money you will make if you get hurt or cut
a signing bonus is a way to keep cap numbers lower