Jeff Backus' New Contract Reportedly Worth Only $5.85 Million

Shortly after the news about Jeff Backus re-signing with the Detroit Lions broke last Saturday, we found out that his two-year deal was reportedly worth $10 million. I didn't really know what to expect in terms of what his new deal would be worth, but the number surprised some as being too high. Personally, I thought $10 million over two years wasn't bad for a left tackle, but others disagreed.

For those who thought $10 million was too much for Backus, this news from Dave Birkett should make you pretty happy:

According to NFL Players Association records, Backus’ deal is worth just under $6 million. That includes a $1.5 million signing bonus and a base salary this season of $1.6 million and $2.25 million in 2013.

Backus also is due a $500,000 roster bonus next year.

Between the signing bonus, roster bonus and base salary, Backus is set to make only $5.85 million over the next two seasons. That is much lower than the $10 million number originally reported, meaning this really turned out to be quite a bargain for the Lions.

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