We were waiting for the return of Chris Williams to the practice field to take a look at this information, but with the first-round pick sidelined for the foreseeable future now following surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back, we'll go through it.
Williams, the 14th overall selection, signed a five-year deal with a maximum value of $16 million.
Here is a look at how the numbers break down:
He received a signing bonus of $500,000. There is a roster bonus for $1,126,000 and an option bonus that comes to $5,565,000. There's also a not-likely-to-be earned incentive of $2,009,000 that is achieved with a minimum play time lever. That brings the total bonus money in the deal to $9.2 million.
Williams has an annual Pro Bowl incentive worth $175,000 each season, a clause the Bears do not use a whole lot but have done from time to time with first-round picks.
Williams has a workout bonus worth $284,750 in 2012 and there is an escalator for the final year of the deal worth $2,125,000. The escalator is believed to be trigged by play time.
To recap, the total bonus money is $9.2 million. The base value for the contract is $13 million and the 2012 escalator combined with five Pro Bowl bonuses can bring the total value to $16 million.