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Brandon Marshall contract details: Two years, $11 million for Giants WR

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Marshall’s $5M in guaranteed money is all paid in 2017

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The two-year contract Brandon Marshall signed with the New York Giants on Wednesday appears to be a rather favorable one for the Giants. The contract is a two-year, $11 million deal with $5 million guaranteed.

All of the guaranteed money will be paid to Marshall during 2017, when Marshall will carry a $4.5 million salary cap hit.

Marshall’s 2018 cap hit rises to $6.5 million, but there is no guaranteed money in the second year. If the Giants wanted to move on from Marshall after one season, they would incur only $1 million in dead cap money and would save $5.5 million against the cap.

ESPN pointed out that the contract was reported as $12 million because there are annual incentives that could raise Marshall’s earnings to that amount.

Marshall admitted Wednesday that he could have made more money elsewhere. He said, the Giants “definitely did not offer me the most money. It probably was the least amount of money. It was all about championships. To get straight to the point - it was all about a championship, they presented the best opportunity to be in a championship organization.”

Marshall Contract Details

YEAR AGE BASE SALARY SIGNING BONUS ROSTER BONUS WORKOUT BONUS CAP HIT DEAD CAP
YEAR AGE BASE SALARY SIGNING BONUS ROSTER BONUS WORKOUT BONUS CAP HIT DEAD CAP
2017 32 $3,000,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 - $4,500,000 $5,000,000
2018 33 $5,000,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 - $6,500,000 $1,000,000

Source: Spotrac