The San Francisco 49ers signed cornerback Shareece Wright last week to a one-year contract, and Jason Hurley has some interesting figures for the deal. The base salary is $850,000, but Wright got a sizable signing bonus. According to Jason, Wright is getting a $1.5 million signing bonus, a $250,000 workout bonus, and a $350,000 roster bonus (paid out per game active). He also has $1 million in incentives, with $250,000 listed as likely to be earned.
That signing bonus caught me off guard. That kind of guaranteed money would seem to assure us that Wright will be making the roster. And while it is only a one-year contract, it would seem like the team has relatively high hopes for him. Maybe not Torrey Smith $8.75 million guaranteed hopes, but hopes nonetheless.
Tramaine Brock, Dontae Johnson and Jimmie Ward entered the offseason as potential starters. All three could still end up in starting roles, but Wright and Chris Cook are going to get opportunities. The 49ers dealt with injuries in the secondary, most notably Brock. If the entire group stays healthy, who do you see as the starting cornerbacks come Week 1 of the regular season? And, of course, you are welcome to add in a draft pick to that mix.
Shareece Wright 2015 contract
Signing bonus: $1,500,000
Base salary: $850,000
Roster bonus: $350,000
Workout bonus: $250,000
Fooch's update: The cap hit has been updated to reflect the $250,000 in LTBE incentives.