FOXBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — As part of his two-year contract with the New England Patriots, offensive tackle Trent Brown has multiple weight-based incentives that could net him a $750,000 bonus in the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the weight milestones that Brown needs to hit require him to shed pounds prior to the regular season and beyond:
- 385 pounds or less on first day of offseason program -- $150,000
- 375 pounds or less on June 1 -- $75,000
- 365 pounds or less on July 15 -- $75,000
- 365 pounds or less each Thursday during the season -- $25,000 per week
With Brown at 6-foot-8 and weighing in at 380 pounds on the official roster, he is one of the National Football League's largest players. But to the Patriots, Brown's weight will need to drop a bit, and stay that way if he wants to cash in on his contract's full potential.
Reiss says that it's not just Brown's weight that can earn him the big bucks, as the offensive tackle can make up to $500,000 if he participates in 65 percent of the offensive snaps, with an additional $500,000 in the cards if he plays for 70 percent. After that, Brown can earn $750,000 at every 5 percent increase of his playing-time, until 95 percent where he could earn $500,000 as a final incentive.
Brown could also earn his final bonus if he his selected to the Pro Bowl on the original ballot.
WBZ's Brian Antonelli (@GuPogs) reports.