Regardless of whether or not the Packers should have kept wide receiver Davante Adams, they blew it by not re-signing Marquez Valdes-Scantling before Adams’ departure gave MVS more clout.
Then the Chiefs traded wide receiver Tyreek Hill, and Valdes-Scantling found himself in even greater demand.
He recently signed with the Chiefs. Here’s a look at the details of the three-year contract Valdes-Scantling signed with the Packers.
1. Signing bonus: $6 million.
2. Base salary for 2022: $2.56 million.
3. 2023 base salary: $8.56 million, of which $6.44 million is guaranteed for injuries at signing and fully guaranteed on the third day of the league year in 2023.
4. 2024 base salary: $11.56 million.
5. 2022-24 Play Roster Bonus: $340,000 total.
6. Training Bonus 2022-24: $100,000.
The deal also includes up to $2 million per year in incentives, with $500,000 for 60-69 receptions or $1 million for 7-79 receptions or $1.4 million for 80-99 receptions or $2 million for 100 or more receptions. (He has never caught more than 38 passes in any of his four NFL seasons.)
It’s basically a one-year, $9 million deal. It becomes a two-year, $18 million deal if he’s listed in March 2023.
And, yes, it’s a much better deal than the one-year, $3.25 million deal receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster signed with the Chiefs before Hill was traded.
Inside the Márquez Valdés-Scantling deal originally appeared on Pro Football Talk