On Tuesday morning, the NFLPA sent agents the final numbers regarding performance-based pay from this past season. Six San Francisco 49ers earned an additional $300,000, per the NFL Management. Council:
Daniel Brunskill - $522,329
Fred Warner - $374,048
Dre Greenlaw - $347,109
Jason Verrett - $332,188
Ross Dwelley - $317,341
Tarvarius Moore - $304,422
Brunskill’s base salary in 2021 was $850,000. Nothing like waking up to a bonus that’s over 60% of your annual salary. Good for Brunskill.
In total, nearly 50 players on the roster earned some type of performance-based pay from 2020. Dee Ford will receive a check for $1,510, while other players who aren’t on the roster, such as Kwon Alexander, Ezekiel Ansah, Dante Pettis, and many more, receive a check as well.
This program is a collectively bargained benefit that compensates all players. Each team in the NFL has an $8.5 million pot. A player must play one official snap to become eligible for a payout. Generally speaking, players with lower salaries who outperformed their pay stand the most to gain from this pool.
That’s why Warner, who is making pennies compared to his contributions, is near the top of the list for the 49ers. It’s safe to say that this will be the last time Warner makes this list, as he’s set to cash in on an extension this summer.