A tale of redemption in the making.
In late March, the Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive tackle J.J. Watt to a four-year, $126 million contract.
But the biggest surprise was that the contract included a whopping $20 million signing bonus.
Watt had just finished the season with a 10.5-sack season.
The team didn’t think he could keep up with Watt, and it seemed unlikely that the team would let him walk.
It was just a matter of time before he broke out.
That was the year that he did.
In the NFL, players are typically rewarded with bonuses based on the performance of the entire team.
But when it comes to the NFL’s most valuable players, there’s a lot of leeway for free agency to go wild.
Watts was signed by the Eagles for a $25 million signing fee.
That was a lot less than the $32 million the team received for Watt during his rookie season in 2017.
But the team felt it needed to get its man.
It didn’t matter if he had a 4.0 grade, a sack or even a pick-six.
The Eagles felt like they needed to find a way to help Watt reach the pinnacle of his career.
So they brought in former Cowboys star Jason Witten, who had an 8-year career in the league, including three Super Bowl rings.
Witten’s biggest contract to date was $13 million for the 2019 season, which was the same as Watt’s.
And the Cowboys had a player who had four Pro Bowl selections, including one in 2018.
Witten’s signing bonus wasn’t the biggest factor.
It was the fact that it was in the $20-million range.
But it still wasn’t big enough for Watt to get the big bonus that was guaranteed for a team that was just trying to get him.
The Cowboys wanted to get Watt to the next level, and they didn’t want to pay him the big money.
The Eagles thought it was more of a win-win.
Witt made $3 million less than he did last season, but he still made $5.7 million more than Watt.
The Cowboys knew that they were getting a good player for less than $20m, so they didn�t worry too much about the bonus.They didn�ts seem to be overly worried about how the money would be spent, either.
The $20.7m in total salary was less than it was on Watt last season.
That is not the way the NFL works, but the Cowboys were able to make a deal because they knew they were taking advantage of a player.
And they had some help from Witten.
Wyatt had a great rookie year.
He was the Cowboys’ top cornerback and had a strong offseason to prove himself as a pro.
He signed a five-year extension in late March and is now due $32.9 million in 2019.
The signing bonus of $20,000 was good, but that wasn�t the whole story.
The signing bonus was $20k more than the Eagles were willing to pay for the defensive tackle.
That meant that Witten was earning $3.75 million more per year than Watt was.
The bigger bonus was due to the fact the Cowboys knew Witten would be the first free agent to sign a long-term deal when the deal was signed.
Wong’s contract was only guaranteed for three years, but Watt was due a fifth year.
That left the Cowboys in a bind because they could not pay Watt the full $30 million signing price.
Wotts signing bonus could have been $30m, but it was only $15.7million.
The final amount owed to Watt was $15 million, meaning the Eagles would owe $6.9m in salary and $4.3m in bonuses.
It would have been a $7.7-million difference for the Eagles.
The biggest reason is that Wotts contract included $1.3 million in guarantees.
If the Eagles had simply paid the $15m signing bonus and Witten had received a guaranteed base salary of $10 million in 2021, the Cowboys would have had $8.3million in salary cap space.
Instead, the Eagles cut $2.5m from their cap to make room for the signing bonus, leaving the team with $5 million in cap space and $1 million in guaranteed money.
Wott, who is now in his fourth NFL season, made $9 million per season in 2018, so his $15-million signing bonus would have only been a drop in the bucket compared to the $22 million that Watt earned.
Wett would have made $17.9million in 2019 if he was on the open market.
But he chose to stay in Dallas.
Wentworth had the best season of his three-year NFL