Ezekiel Elliott must have a monster season to get the complete $6 million from his Patriots contract


Mike Florio of Professional Soccer Discuss experiences that half of Elliott’s contract is incentive-based.

Ezekiel Elliott AP Picture/Morry Gash

The Patriots added a lot wanted depth to their working again room with the addition of Ezekiel Elliott.

So, how a lot is it going to value?

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In line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Elliott’s deal is for one yr and value as much as $6 million {dollars}.

Professional Soccer Discuss’s Mike Florio experiences that Elliott has to “do loads” with the intention to get the complete $6 million.

In line with Florio, Elliott’s base wage is $1.55 million, together with a $600,000 signing bonus. He additionally will get an energetic roster bonus price $50,000 per sport, price a complete of $850,000 if he performs in all 17 regular-season video games. That provides as much as $3 million.

The remaining $3 million of the deal is dependent upon what number of snaps and what number of yards from scrimmage Elliott good points, in accordance with Florio.

The incentives are reportedly as follows:

Yards from scrimmage: $300,000 for 975 yards from scrimmage, $300,000 for 1,100 yards from scrimmage, $300,000 for 1,225 yards from scrimmage, $300,000 for 1,350 yards from scrimmage, $300,000 for 1,475 yards from scrimmage. Whole: $1,500,000.

Offensive snaps: ($300,000 for 50 p.c of offensive snaps, $300,000 for 55 p.c, $300,000 for 60 p.c, $300,000 for 65 p.c, $300,000 for 70 p.c. Whole $1,500,000.

Elliott must play in each regular-season sport, get 70 p.c of the offensive snaps, and rush for 1,475 yards from scrimmage to obtain $6 million from the Patriots, in accordance with Florio.

Elliott, who’s a three-time Professional Bowler, has solely topped 1,475 yards as soon as in his profession. It was throughout his rookie season in 2016. Such manufacturing would have positioned Elliott within the top-5 amongst NFL rushers final season.

To not point out the truth that Elliott is coming to New England to again up Rhamondre Stevenson. They’ll be splitting carries, so coming anyplace close to that yardage whole or that snap depend whole isn’t very probably.

However, stranger issues have occurred. Corey Dillon rushed for a career-high 1,635 yards for the Patriots in 2004. He was two years older than Elliott is now.

Elliott joined the Patriots for follow in Inexperienced Bay this week, and the staff appears completely satisfied to have him on board. Stevenson spoke about how their skill-sets will praise one another, and Mac Jones spoke extremely of the previous Cowboys working again.

Elliott and the Patriots discovered sufficient frequent floor to agree on a contract. It’s time to see if it is going to repay.