The Arizona Cardinals have signed seven of their nine player selections from the 2023 NFL draft. Each player got a four-year contract and first-round pick Paris Johnson gets his deal fully guaranteed with a team option for a fifth season.
The details of some of the rookie contracts are in.
Let’s see about the Cardinals’ fourth-round pick, offensive lineman Jon Gaines.
His deal is four years and worth a total of more than $4.57 million.
He receives a signing bonus of $732,240.
His salary is the league minimum each year:
- 2023: $750,000
- 2024: $915,000
- 2025: $1.03 million
- 2026: $1.15 million
Salary cap implications
Gaines’ cap hit each season is not complicated. Each year, it will be his salary plus the proration of his signing bonus, spread out over the four years.
His cap hit each year will be as follows:
- 2023: $933,000
- 2024: $1.1 million
- 2025: $1.21 million
- 2026: $1.33 million
If he plays enough in one season or over the first three seasons, he can see a salary bump in 2026 to equal a restricted free agent tender salary.
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