- Pat McManamon, ESPN Staff Writer
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More than 80 percent of Johnny Manziel's rookie contract is guaranteed.
The total four-year deal is worth what was expected in the NFL rookie slotting system: $8.247 million. Of that, $6.702 million is guaranteed, which should provide ample opportunity for more "money phone" Manziel videos.
Per Spotrac.com, the deal includes:
A signing bonus of $4.318 million
A $250,000 roster bonus in 2017
Annual salaries of $420,000, $794,875, $1.169 million and $1.294 million
His salary cap costs to the Browns each season are $1.499 million, $1.874 million, $2.249 million and $2.624 million
Manziel's NFL money probably will not make up the bulk of his rookie earnings. In March, he signed a multiyear deal with Nike. Though terms were not disclosed, ESPN's Darren Rovell reported it as the most lucrative for an NFL rookie.
More than 80 percent of Johnny Manziel's rookie contract is guaranteed.The total four-year deal is worth what was expected in the NFL rookie slotting system: $8.