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Report: Lions giving Trey Flowers $90 million over 5 years, $56 million guaranteed

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A look at the some of the details for Trey Flowers’ new contract.

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When Trey Flowers had initially agreed to a deal with the Detroit Lions, the reported terms were said to be in the $16-17 million range. It turns out that was a slight underestimate. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Flowers deal is actually for $90 million over five years, or an average of $18 million per year:

Again, the key here is guaranteed money, and Flowers will be getting a ton of it: $56 million total guaranteed, $40 million of which is guaranteed the day of signing the deal.

To put that in perspective, here are some of the other latest deals given to edge defenders:

Khalil Mack: 6-year, $141 million ($23.5M/year average), $90M in total guarantees, $60M guaranteed at signing

Olivier Vernon: 5-year, $85 million ($17M/year average), $52.5M in total guarantees, $40.5M guaranteed at signing

Chandler Jones: 5-year, $82.5 million ($16.5M/year average), $51M in total guarantees, $31M guaranteed at signing

So it looks like the Lions are paying top-tier price for Flowers. Will they get top-tier production out of the pass rusher? Only time will tell.

UPDATE: Albert Breer has more details:

UPDATE 2: Here’s basically a full breakdown of Flowers’ contract:

So here’s what it breaks down to in more consumable terms over the next two years:

2019: $805,000 salary, $5,614,000 prorated signing bonus = $6.419M cap hit
2020: $11,125,000 salary, $5,614,00 prorated signing bonus = $16.739 cap hit

UPDATE 3: Here’s a full breakdown of the deal, assuming there are no more unreported bonuses in the contract: