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Full details of Kwon Alexander’s contract

Here are cap figures, bonuses, base salaries, and more.

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On Monday, the San Francisco 49ers signed LB Kwon Alexander to a 4-year, $54 million deal that includes $27 million guaranteed. Today, we received the full details of the contract.

It should be noted that Aaron’s numbers added up to $300,000 short of the $54M. Whether it’s a rounding error, or there are other unnamed incentives we don’t know about, these numbers aren’t concrete. It could be workout bonuses, since the 49ers often include them. The signing and roster bonuses for the next two years come up about $2 million short of the guaranteed money Aaron lists as well.

Alexander received a $4 million signing bonus, and is due a $8.5 million roster bonus on the fourth day of the new league year. His 2019 base salary of $1.75 million is fully guaranteed at signing, and his 2020 base salary of $11.25 is guaranteed for injury. The 2020 base salary becomes fully guaranteed on April 1, 2020.

Here’s a breakdown of each year, pending any additional developments. The team was wise to protect themselves of injury. The contract actually reads a lot like Jerick McKinnon’s where the 49ers can get out of it early.

2019

Base Salary: $1.75 million
Roster Bonus: $8.5 million
Per Game Roster Bonuses: $750,000 ($46,875 per game)
Prorated signing bonus: $1 million
Cap Hit: $12 million

2020

Base Salary: $11.25 million
Per Game Roster Bonuses: $750,000 ($46,875 per game)
Prorated Signing Bonus: $1 million
Cap Hit: $13 million

2021

Base Salary: $12.55 million
Per Game Roster Bonuses: $750,000 ($46,875 per game)
Prorated SB: $1 million
Cap Hit: $14.3 million

2022

Base Salary: $12.65 million
Per Game Roster Bonuses: $750,000 ($46,875 per game)
Prorated SB: $1 million
Cap Hit: $14.4 million

UPDATE: Over the Cap has Alexander’s numbers broken down. It turns out there are 3 workout bonuses for $300,000.

Also, you’ll noticed the 2019 cap hit is $11,531,250. The reason for that is he missed 10 games last year due to injury. Because of that, 10 games of his per-game roster bonus are considered not likely to be earned (NLTBE) incentives. They don’t count against the cap yet, but if he plays all 16 games, it would be added in after the season. So, the per-game roster bonus for 2019 is $750,000, with only $281,250 counting against the cap right now.