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The numbers for recent NFC West quarterback contracts are now available through various sources.
The San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith signed a three-year deal that gives the team an easy escape after one or two seasons. He gets a $3 million roster bonus and $5 million salary in 2012. Another $1 million from his 2013 salary is also guaranteed. This would become a one-year, $9 million deal if the 49ers released Smith after the 2012 season.
Smith would earn $16.5 million over the first two seasons if the 49ers kept him on the roster. He would earn another $7.5 million in salary for the 2014 season if he played out his contract. Another $9 million is available in incentives.
Matt Flynn's new deal with the Seattle Seahawks includes a $6 million signing bonus and a $2 million base salary in 2012, plus another $2 million in first-year incentives. Those figures account for the widely reported $10 million in guaranteed money. Flynn will obviously be on the roster for the first year of the deal.
Flynn gets $5.25 million in base salary for 2013 and $6.25 million in base salary for 2014. He can earn an additional $5 million in incentives.
The numbers are available through rotoworld.com. Click on the "view contract details" links for Flynn and Smith. Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com has also done nice work putting Smith's numbers in perspective.
Update: The 49ers have agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay backup quarterback Josh Johnson on a two-year deal, according to the team. Johnson played for 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego. I would consider this a depth signing that does not change immediate plans for Smith or backup Colin Kaepernick.
The numbers for recent NFC West quarterback contracts are now available through various sources.The San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith signed a three-year deal that gives the team an easy escape after one or two seasons.