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49ers’ Purdy collects from NFL efficiency pool

Nick Wagoner, ESPN Staff WriterApr 1, 2024, 02:38 PM ET Close Nick Wagoner is an NFL reporter at ESPN. Nick has covered the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL at ESPN since 2016, having previously covered the St. Louis Rams for 12 years, including three years (2013 to 2015) at ESPN. In his 10 years

49ers’ Purdy collects from NFL efficiency pool

  • Nick Wagoner, ESPN Workers AuthorApr 1, 2024, 02:38 PM ET


      Nick Wagoner is an NFL reporter at ESPN. Nick has lined the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL at ESPN since 2016, having beforehand lined the St. Louis Rams for 12 years, together with three years (2013 to 2015) at ESPN. In his 10 years with the corporate, Nick has led ESPN’s protection of the Niners’ 2019 Tremendous Bowl run, Colin Kaepernick’s protest, the Rams making Michael Sam the primary brazenly homosexual participant drafted to the NFL, Sam’s subsequent pursuit of a roster spot and the group’s relocation and stadium saga. You possibly can comply with Nick through Twitter @nwagoner

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A giant pay increase for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy must wait till subsequent offseason, however he did earn a major examine Monday when the NFL introduced its annual performance-based pay distribution.

This 12 months, the NFL compensated gamers an extra $393.8 million in performance-based pay for the 2023 season. This system compensates gamers based mostly on their enjoying time and wage ranges with the intent to offer further cash to gamers who carried out past their contracts.

For Purdy, that resulted in an extra paycheck of $739,795, which comes out to 75.1% of the $985,000 base wage he made in 2023. The extra examine ranks because the twenty fourth largest payout this 12 months.

That comes on the heels of a season by which Purdy set a franchise document for passing yards (4,280) and have become the primary Niners quarterback since Jeff Garcia in 2001 to throw 30-plus landing passes in a season (31) on his option to his first Professional Bowl nod.

In his second NFL season, Purdy completed fourth in Most Beneficial Participant voting. As a result of he is not but eligible for a profitable contract extension, the performance-based pay incentive was the one manner for him to earn additional compensation for his efficiency.

That might change subsequent 12 months. The Niners are already making ready to pay Purdy as their franchise quarterback, group proprietor Jed York mentioned finally week’s league conferences.

“I feel it is a good drawback when your quarterback is one among your highest-paid guys in your group and within the league,” York mentioned. “It is not like Brock goes to ask for one thing that nobody has ever requested for earlier than. … The quarterback is crucial place, not simply in soccer however in all sports activities. And people guys needs to be paid some huge cash.”

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Purdy is the one quarterback among the many prime 25 gamers on the performance-based pay distribution checklist, which is essentially dominated by offensive linemen, as they maintain seven of the highest 9 spots.

Former Baltimore Ravens guard John Simpson tops the checklist with a payout of $974,613 that almost doubled his wage after enjoying final season on a one-year minimal contract of $1.01 million. Simpson signed a two-year take care of the New York Jets in March by which he may earn as much as $18 million.

Philadelphia Eagles security Reed Blankenship ($923,059), Buffalo Bills sort out Spencer Brown ($912,723), Cincinnati Bengals guard Cordell Volson ($905,972) and Miami Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohou ($878,167) spherical out the highest 5.

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