Performance-based pay divides a pool of $3.46 million for each team and each player receives a share. The payments for each player are determined by playing time and a player’s salary.
It’s no surprise that undrafted rookie linebacker Joplo Bartu and Paul Worrilow, who became regular starters, top the team in performance-based pay. Bartu earned an extra $262,927.41 while starting 13 games while Worrilow earned $254,761.26 after starting 12 games.
Both Bartu and Worrilow had based salaries of $405,000 last season.
According the NFL, the performance-based payment will be made on April 1, 2016.
Here’s a list of the top-10 performance-based bonuses on the Falcons’ roster: