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Unpacking L’Jarius Sneed’s Unusual Four-Year NFL Contract: A Breakdown

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Breaking down the details of the L’Jarius Sneed deal

L’Jarius Sneed, the cornerback of the Titans, believed that he deserved to be the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. However, his new contract details revealed that he did not receive that title. The four-year deal he signed has an average payout of $19.1 million. The contract includes a signing bonus of $20 million and various base salaries and roster bonuses for the upcoming years.

Sneed’s 2024 base salary is fully guaranteed at $4.32 million, with an additional per-game active roster bonus of $680,000 that must be earned. In 2025, his base salary is also fully guaranteed at $18.32 million, with a per-game active roster bonus of $680,000. For 2026, his base salary is $15.15 million, with a portion guaranteed for injury at signing and the rest becoming fully guaranteed in March 2026. Additionally, there is a per-game active roster bonus of $850,000 for 2026. In 2027, his base salary is $15.55 million, with a per-game active roster bonus of $850,000 as well.

While the total average payout of $19.1 million may seem lower than the franchise tag salary for 2024 at $19.989 million, Sneed will still receive a total payment of $44 million at signing time and another $19 million in 2025 under this new deal. This contract has full guarantees worth about two years’ worth of franchise tags’ payouts ($43.97 million). However, it is frontloaded with higher earnings in the first two years and lower amounts in the final two seasons compared to other contracts in the league.

Although Sneed may have potentially earned more by accepting a second season on the franchise tag in 20

By Samantha Nguyen

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